Advances in Decision Sciences

Decision Making in Support of Manufacturing Enterprise Transformation


Publishing date
06 Jul 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
06 Jan 2012

1MSI Research Institute, Wolfson School, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK

2NIST, Gaithersburg, MD, USA

3University of Toulouse, Toulouse, France

4Department of Engineering, Liverpool University, Liverpool, UK


Decision Making in Support of Manufacturing Enterprise Transformation

Description

Strategic, tactical, and operational decision making is essential as part of transformational leadership: both in manufacturing enterprises (MEs) competing in worldwide markets and in small and medium-sized MEs that must be agile to survive. This special issue will characterise (1) common transformational decision-making needs in MEs and (2) the state of play in decision-making methods and technology. It will identify gaps in current decision-making sciences and consider the extent to which ongoing research can fill those gaps.

We invite authors to submit original research as well as review articles that will provide a good balance between market pull and technology push. Selected papers should illustrate the multidisciplinary nature of decision support in MEs and will reflect state-of-the art around the globe. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The description of need (or market pull):
    • Organisational decision-making theories and concepts
    • Examples of ME decision making accounting for uncertainty arising from complex and dynamic relationships between complex entities
    • Strategic, tactical and operational roles of enterprise transformers and their need for quality (timely, accurate, and cost-effective) decision making
    • Examples of how holistic decision-making support can collectively advance the enterprise
  • The description of solution methods and technology (or technology push):
    • State-of-the art and emerging methods of modelling MEs to define decision support needs
    • State-of-the art and emerging methods of modelling and implementing information systems to satisfy decision support needs
    • State-of-the art and emerging localised decision support tools; their capabilities and application constraints
    • State-of-the art and emerging holistic decision support tools
    • Model-driven decision making
    • State-of-the art and emerging intelligent decision systems and tools; their capabilities and application constraints
    • Decision support architectures and components
    • State-of-art on IT infrastructures; their decision support capabilities and application constraints
    • User interface issues
    • Frameworks, implementation, reconfiguration, and change issues
    • The importance of decision support taxonomies and their state of play

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ads/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 234939
  • - Research Article

Modelling Framework to Support Decision-Making in Manufacturing Enterprises

Tariq Masood | Richard H. Weston
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 326185
  • - Editorial

Decision Making in Support of Manufacturing Enterprise Transformation

Albert Jones | Richard H. Weston | ... | Bernard Hon
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 640601
  • - Research Article

Performance Assessment of Product Service System from System Architecture Perspectives

John P. T. Mo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 873710
  • - Research Article

Evaluating Ethical Responsibility in Inverse Decision Support

Ahmad M. Kabil
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 128346
  • - Research Article

Multiobjective Optimization of Aircraft Maintenance in Thailand Using Goal Programming: A Decision-Support Model

Yuttapong Pleumpirom | Sataporn Amornsawadwatana
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 328349
  • - Research Article

Model Driven Integrated Decision-Making in Manufacturing Enterprises

Richard H. Weston
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 804324
  • - Research Article

The Integrated Use of Enterprise and System Dynamics Modelling Techniques in Support of Business Decisions

K. Agyapong-Kodua | R. H. Weston | S. Ratchev
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 589254
  • - Research Article

Design of an Integrated Methodology for Analytical Design of Complex Supply Chains

Shahid Rashid | Richard Weston

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