Technology & Human Resource Optimization In Manufacturing Uisng System Dynamics Approach

Rodrigues, Lewlyn L R and Rao, Shrinivasa B R and Dharmaraj, N (2006) Technology & Human Resource Optimization In Manufacturing Uisng System Dynamics Approach. In: Proceedings of National Conference on Advances in Manufacturing Engineering, April 21-22, 2006, Salem, India. (Submitted)

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This paper focuses on the design of a Holistic-model that deals with the resource optimization in manufacturing sector. The System Dynamics (SD) methodology is used for resource optimization and the resources considered for optimization are human resources and newer technologies. Innovation in manufacturing being the basic necessity for survival in this competitive world, the parameters influencing innovation in manufacturing have been considered and the human resource optimization across the time period has been carried out. The effect of critical success factor, namely, Time varying competence training is the key parameter of this study. Based on the simulation carried out using SD, inferences are drawn so as to make implications for the enhancement of innovation through resource optimization. This research work is timely in the sense that in this era of globalization, manufacturing sectors are trying to move from efficiency and effectiveness to „innovation‟, and hence, there is a compelling necessity for resource optimization in this area.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Technology Management, Knowledge Management, Manufacturing, System Dynamics, Learning Organisation
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Humanities and Management
Engineering > MIT Manipal > Mechanical and Manufacturing
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2012 08:26
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2012 08:26

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