The International Journal of Production technology and management focuses on topics treating the interface between engineering and management. All aspects of the subject in relation to manufacturing and process industries, as well as production in general are covered. The journal is interdisciplinary in nature, considering whole cycles of activities, such as the product life cycle - research, design, development, test, launch, disposal - and the material flow cycle - supply, production, distribution.
The ultimate objective of the journal is to disseminate knowledge for improving industrial practice and to strengthen the theoretical base necessary for supporting sound decision making. It provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and the presentation of new developments in theory and application, wherever engineering and technology meet the managerial and economic environment in which industry operates. In character, the journal combines the high standards of a traditional academic approach with the practical value of industrial applications.
The journal reports peer reviewed results of latest research in industrial engineering, production engineering and industrial organization. The high level and focus on both the scientific as well as the practical impact of the selected papers will bridge the gap between research and successful industrial application.
The journal covers the full range of advanced manufacturing technology. It therefore publishes papers on robotics; artificial intelligence, including speech technology, vision and tactile sensing; grippers; programmable controllers; lasers and other advanced processes; programmable assembly; flexible manufacturing systems; computer integrated manufacturing; inspection; automatic test equipment; simulation; motors, controls and drives; local area networking; production planning and control; logistics and supply chain management; human factors; and economics. Fields of interest include, but are not limited to:
Cutting and Forming Processes
Decision Support Systems
Discrete Systems and Methodology
Human Behaviour Representation
Operations Planning, Scheduling and Control
Robotics and Manipulators
Risk and Uncertainty
Supply Chain Management
Technology, Technological Improvement
Research engineers and industrial practitioners involved in advancing manufacturing and operations research.
All published research articles in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymous refereeing by independent expert referees.
The International Journal of Production Technology and Management are concerned with the dissemination of scientific articles about relevant advances on manufacturing technologies and quality engineering from a multidisciplinary perspective. Not only the technological improvement of manufacturing processes and devices, product inspection techniques and equipment, and computer assisted solutions for manufacturing controlling and integration is attended, but also the totality of aspects affecting the efficiency and reliability of production systems and quality assurance, such as product design, applied robotics, productive maintenance, contact mechanics, and other possible related topics.
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