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Journal Cover   Asian Journal of Management Science and Applications
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   Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
   ISSN (Print) 2049-8683 - ISSN (Online) 2049-8691
   Published by Inderscience Publishers Homepage  [401 journals]
  • Sustainable value analysis tool for value creation
    • Authors: Miying Yang, Doroteya Vladimirova, Padmakshi Rana, Steve Evans
      Pages: 312 - 332
      Abstract: Product-service systems (PSS) have been regarded as a promising business model to achieve sustainable production and consumption. Recent research and practice suggest the need for tools to help companies integrate sustainability into the development of PSS. The purpose of this paper is to present a sustainable value analysis tool (SVAT), and provide empirical evidence for the development and use of the tool. The tool builds on a multi-disciplinary literature analysis and qualitative data from five Chinese manufacturing companies. It is developed to assist manufacturing companies in identifying opportunities for sustainable value creation in the process of PSS development. The use of the tool in an industrial context is illustrated.
      Keywords: sustainable value analysis tool; SVAT; product-service systems; PSS; sustainable value creation; industrial sustainability; management science; China; manufacturing industry
      Citation: Asian J. of Management Science and Applications, Vol. 1, No. 4 (2014) pp. 312 - 332
      PubDate: 2015-07-16T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/AJMSA.2014.070649
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 4 (2015)
  • Integration of computer-aided design and DFE principles for the
           development of a tennis ball retriever concept: a case study
    • Authors: Boppana V. Chowdary, Christian M. Phillips
      Pages: 333 - 354
      Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to examine the validity of computer-aided design (CAD) and design for environment (DFE) principles as competent enablers of the traditional product design process. In this regard, integration of CAD and DFE principles is proposed which gives light to various stages of the contemporary product development process. The efficacy of the proposed approach is demonstrated through a case study involving the development of a tennis ball retriever concept. This paper makes several contributions to the product design industry in terms of identifying the design errors and modifying the design accordingly when the product is still in the initial stages of development. Furthermore, the proposed integration of CAD and DFE principles is considered to be highly valuable for its implementation in similar product development situations to achieve agility in the design of new products.
      Keywords: computer-aided design; CAD; computer-aided engineering; CAE; design for environment; DFE; product design; tennis ball retriever; case study; product development; design errors; agile design; design agility
      Citation: Asian J. of Management Science and Applications, Vol. 1, No. 4 (2014) pp. 333 - 354
      PubDate: 2015-07-16T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/AJMSA.2014.070641
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 4 (2015)
  • Impact analysis of political decisions on business sustainability
    • Authors: ?ule Eryürük, Ichiro Koshijima, Tomoyuki Kato
      Pages: 355 - 373
      Abstract: In recent times, rapidly growing negative impacts on environment and new global trade conditions have caused international regulations and governmental laws to be more sensitive and strict about sustainability issues in their policy decisions. Therefore, a significant pressure on business has occurred to be more flexible to meet the revisions that affect industrial structures. Business sustainability has been affected easily by these revisions. This study explains the influence of regulations and policies on industries' strategic decisions simultaneously. In this paper, authors aim to develop a generic decision-making strategy to represent scenario generation mechanism by unified matrix for interactive impacts structure which can define the relations between criteria and functions of closed-loop supply chain from planning to the 3R activities (reuse, recover, recycle) level. In this scenario generation mechanism, the results could be applicable in analytical solution methodology of mathematical modelling. The parameters coefficients and the weights of each objective function in model are related to the range of evaluation results. The coefficients are defined by the probable range of results considering the effects of stakeholders in each function and sustainability issues from unified matrix.
      Keywords: unified matrix; business sustainability; policy making; network design; impact analysis; scenario generation; closed-loop supply chains; CLSC; supply chain management; SCM; political decisions; international regulations; governmental laws; supply chain planni
      Citation: Asian J. of Management Science and Applications, Vol. 1, No. 4 (2014) pp. 355 - 373
      PubDate: 2015-07-16T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/AJMSA.2014.070664
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 4 (2015)
  • Analytical hierarchy process for justification of JIT implementations in
           Indian manufacturing industries
    • Authors: Gurinder Singh, Inderpreet Singh Ahuja
      Pages: 374 - 387
      Abstract: Research on JIT had always been a major problem in the study on business management. The quality of product always depends upon the infrastructural sufficiency of the enterprise, its abilities to manage their human resources, equipment and facilities. The quality requirements and competitive price all over the world had forced organisations to use various manufacturing methods such as total quality management (TQM), total productive maintenance (TPM) and just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing effectively so as to achieve higher performances in business. This pragmatic research gauges the JIT critical factors to determine the strategic success factors in uncertain environment using analytical hierarchy process (AHP). The study outcome criteria include success rate of JIT as a whole as well as success rate of each input attribute of JIT. The research outcomes are applicable to manufacturing organisations in India, suggesting them the adoption of flexibility of JIT as a major antagonistic advantage with a higher ambiguity and delivery with a lower uncertainty.
      Keywords: just-in-time; JIT manufacturing; analytical hierarchy process; AHP; manufacturing performance; manufacturing methods; JIT justification; India; manufacturing industry; critical success factors; CSFs
      Citation: Asian J. of Management Science and Applications, Vol. 1, No. 4 (2014) pp. 374 - 387
      PubDate: 2015-07-16T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/AJMSA.2014.070645
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 4 (2015)
  • Selection of performance measure in JIT through fuzzy logic-based
    • Authors: Gurinder Singh, Inderpreet Singh Ahuja
      Pages: 388 - 402
      Abstract: The present study is a new approach for finding the most significant performance measure in JIT with the help of fuzzy logic rule base system. Fuzzy logic is a decision making tool which depends upon various factors like percentage JIT implementation in the organisation and gain in performance measure due to implementation of JIT. The success of any industry depends on quality product with optimum utilisation of men material and machinery and to achieve the above said factors the just-in-time (JIT) practice should be efficient and effective. Fuzzy base manufacturing system (FBMS) has been used for the present study because of the fact that fuzzy logic tool is best suited for dynamic environment where decisions are required to be taken on the basis of multi variable parameters. The main focus of this study is the modelling of a 'fuzzy-based simulation' for finding the significance of performance measure of JIT considering percentage of JIT implementation and percentage gain in performance measure due to implementation of JIT as parameters.
      Keywords: just-in-time; JIT manufacturing; fuzzy logic; manufacturing performance; fuzzy simulation; performance measurement; JIT implementation; modelling
      Citation: Asian J. of Management Science and Applications, Vol. 1, No. 4 (2014) pp. 388 - 402
      PubDate: 2015-07-16T23:20:50-05:00
      DOI: 10.1504/AJMSA.2014.070644
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 4 (2015)
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