International Journal of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Special Issue

Manufacturing Strategy for Competitiveness

  • Submission Deadline: Jan. 10, 2020
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Lokpriya Gaikwad
About This Special Issue
In an increasingly multifarious economic environment, organizations move violently between the design of value-adding strategic actions and the selection of accurate measures to evaluate the degree of achievement of their goals. From a business perception, competitiveness is a multidimensional construct and scholars have fueled the debate on how to model the competitiveness function for evaluation purposes. Competitive performance is much more than the mere growth of quantitative metrics, and businesses need to accommodate different aspects that affect the functioning of their operations (at all levels) if the full realization of the potential of their resources and capabilities is the desired goal (Ketchen et al., 2007). This argument is not necessarily news and it has been taken into account directly and indirectly in many studies on business competitiveness. In our view, instead of focusing on canonical quantitative approaches to evaluate the individual contribution of different resources /capabilities to business competitiveness, scholars should acknowledge the multi-dimensional nature of competitiveness. This way, the analysis of how businesses can effectively orchestrate their resources and capabilities and of how to evaluate the outcomes of their competitive-led efforts constitutes a challenge to researchers interested in evaluating the business competitiveness from a more holistic, systemic approach. We propose this feature topic to help both academic and industrial research communities understand the recent research progress in manufacturing sector to improve operational performance and competitiveness.
Topic of interest include, but not limited, to the following:
  1. Advances in manufacturing systems
  2. Manufacturing strategies and competitiveness
  3. Knowledge Management
  4. New manufacturing process technology

Aims and Scope:

  1. Manufacturing systems and Management
  2. Supply chain management and inventory system
  3. Lean, Green, Six Sigma, Agile manufacturing
  4. Environment and energy
  5. Ergonomics and human factors
  6. Productivity, Quality and Reliability
Lead Guest Editor
  • Lokpriya Gaikwad

    Department of Mechanical Engineering, SIES Graduate School of Technology, University of Mumbai, Navimumbai, India

Guest Editors
  • Umesh Bhushi

    Mechanical Engineering Department, Higher College of Technology, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

  • Mrs. Shivangi Thakker

    Mechanical Engineering Department, K J Somaiya College of Engineering, Vidyavihar, India

  • Vivek Sunnapwar

    LokmanyaTilak College of Engineering, University of Mumbai, NaviMumbai, India

  • Shivagond Teli

    Mechanical Engineering Department, BharatiVidyapeeth College of Engineering,, NaviMumbai, India

  • Rupendra Nehete

    Mechanical Department, SIES Graduate School of Technology, NaviMumbai, India

  • Kaustubh Chavan

    Mechanical Engineering Department, SIES Graduate school of Technology, NaviMumbai, India

Published Articles
  • The Role of Lean Manufacturing Practices in Greener Production: A Way to Reach Sustainability

    Lokpriya Gaikwad , Vivek Sunnapwar

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1, March 2020
    Pages: 1-5
    Received: Jan. 07, 2020
    Accepted: Jan. 28, 2020
    Published: Feb. 13, 2020
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijimse.20200501.11
    Abstract: Due to globalization and competitive market, sustainability has increasingly gained importance to the manufacturing industry and Lean approaches are becoming more and more outstanding in order to improve operational and competitive performance. In addition, currently, firms have become more conscious of the fact that it is no longer adequate to tak... Show More
  • Effects of Jute Fibres Percentage Variation on Cotton-Jute Blended Fabric: Evaluation of Blended Fabrics After Dyeing Process

    Md. Solaiman , Khairul Islam , Sanoar Hossain , Moshiur Rahman , Mahfuz Alam , Ataur Rahman , Abul Kasem Mohammed Fazlul Haque

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 6, November 2019
    Pages: 64-70
    Received: Sep. 16, 2019
    Accepted: Oct. 15, 2019
    Published: Dec. 18, 2019
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijimse.20190406.12
    Abstract: In this study, two fabrics were collected from jute research institute, Bangladesh consisting of 80% Jute & 20% cotton yarn; 50% Jute and 50% Cotton yarn by weight, to make comparison between the samples. The tearing strength (TS), drape coefficient, Pilling resistance, Color fastness to wash & rubbing, water take up% and Color strength were invest... Show More
  • Practical Technology of Toughening Epoxy Resin: Influence of Toughening Agents on Mechanical and Heat Properties

    Zhou Jianwen , Huang Yizhou , Wang Hong , Huang Yi

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, March 2019
    Pages: 19-23
    Received: Aug. 19, 2019
    Accepted: Oct. 14, 2019
    Published: Oct. 24, 2019
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijimse.20190402.11
    Abstract: This research studies the effect of several toughening agents, such as carboxyl-terminated polyether (CTPE), carboxyl-terminated polytetrahydrofuran (CTPF), carboxyl-terminated liquid nitrile rubber (CTBN), random-base liquid nitrile-butadiene rubber (RBNR) and core-shell polymer (CSP) containing polybutadiene, on epoxy resin. These epoxy resin sys... Show More