Telemanufacturing: A flexible manufacturing solution

Layek L. Abdel-Malek, Carl Wolf, Patrice D. Guyot

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This article proposes a structure whereby a company can outsource several of its production and design activities, particularly via information superhighways. We coin this structural concept; Telemanufacturing, and show that it could be a viable option to increase the flexibility of manufacturing enterprises especially those of medium and small sizes. A model is developed to analytically capture the impact of Telemanufacturing on flexibility and aid in a firm's design quest for flexible solutions. An example is provided illustrating the application of this model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Production Economics
StatePublished - Sep 20 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Business, Management and Accounting
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


  • Flexibility measurement
  • Flexible solutions
  • Telemanufacturing
  • Telework


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