International Journal of Production Research Call for papers

Special Issue: Engineering Management: Complex Product Manufacturing in the Intelligence-connected Era

International Journal of Production Research

In the intelligence-connected era, enterprise sustainability will be important for high-variety low-volume businesses, who will face complex product manufacturing problems. Complex product systems mainly refers to large-scale products, systems or infrastructure with high R&D cost, large scale, high technological content, single- or small-batch customization and high integration. Examples of these products include telecommunications systems, flight simulators, high-speed trains, intelligent buildings, and electricity systems. Efficient engineering management models are required to manage complex product manufacturing processes. Highly flexible resource configurations are needed to assure quick response to market opportunities. With this special issue, we invite papers addressing topics related to relevant engineering technologies and their successful application in complex product manufacturing. Original, high quality contributions that are not yet published or that are not currently under review by other journals or peer-reviewed conferences are sought.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Complex product planning and resource configuration
  • Engineering management of connected complex product components
  • Risk analysis and financial operations in complex manufacturing
  • Big data analysis and market simulation of complex products
  • Logistics processes in complex product manufacturing
  • Capability development of complex product suppliers
  • Production research on high end medical equipment
  • Sentiment analysis, complex product recommendation and marketing
  • Alignment of complex product design interfaces
  • Smart assembly of complex products
  • Networking of complex product suppliers
  • Data mining and knowledge management in complex product manufacturing
  • Performance evaluation  of complex product manufacturing
  • Supply chain implications

Refereeing process

Authors should submit their paper and select "Special Issue: Engineering Management: Complex Product Manufacturing in the Intelligence-connected Era" when asked to indicate the "Manuscript Type" in the submission process. It is recommended that a paper does not exceed 7000 words, with the exception for survey papers of up to 10000 words. Submitted papers neither must not have been previously published nor submitted for publication anywhere else. Refereeing and the selection of papers will be carried out according to the standards of International Journal of Production Research.


Important Dates:

Deadline for submissions: October 30, 2017
1st review reports: January 31, 2018
Notification of final acceptance: May 31, 2018

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