Publications and Resources
Workbooks and Resources
We have developed a software tool called TAPS to assist managers in manufacturing action plan selection. The tool is implemented under the Microsoft Windows operating system using Microsoft’s Visual Basic 6.0 programming language. TAPS has four main modules: a) database; b) graphic user interface; c) algorithm, and d) evaluation.
Decision Support Tools Catalogue
Strategy modelling and visualization links
Tackling Industrial Complexity - Proceedings of the Manufacturing Complexity Network Conference 2002.
Definition of terms
Listing modelling and decision support tools of use throughout manufacturing.
A structured approach to making 'make-or-buy' decisions.
Offers a structured process, reviewing all relevant factors, to help the choice between producing 'in-house' and using an outside supplier. (2001, Spiralbound, 68 pages)
Reveals an organisation's potential, its capabilities and limitations, in order to build a more sustainable competitive advantage.
Provides simple but effective tools to develop a performance measurement system to match a company's manufacturing strategy. (2002, Paperback, 143 pages)