Chapter . Production variable management: a software tool based on the connectance concept

Kim Hua Tan

Nottingham University Business School, Jubilee Campus, Nottingham NG8 1JD, England

Tel: 44-1158467749; Fax: 44-1158466341

Website: www.nottingham.ac.uk/business

Abstract

Managing the information associated with a large number of production variables is a complex task. So far, little is available to assist production managers to manage and visualise the information about the variables in such a way that this information could be used to support strategic decision making. This research has sought to address this problem by developing a practical tool that offers a database, and visualisation function, which shows the inter-relationships of the production ...

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