A quantitative approach for measuring process innovation: a case study in a manufacturing company

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/297884
Title:
A quantitative approach for measuring process innovation: a case study in a manufacturing company
Authors:
Ayhan, Mustafa Batuhan; Öztemel, Ercan; Aydin, Mehmet Emin ( 0000-0002-4890-5648 ) ; Yue, Yong
Abstract:
Process management and innovation arguably remain among the concepts under focus of recent researches since there is no significantly outstanding method to measure and monitor the level of innovation in the manufacturing processes over a particular time period taking the fundamental activities of manufacturing processes into account. Although there are various studies relevant to process improvement, manufacturing processes are not focused on in the literature. This paper presents a novel performance indicator, called degree of process innovation, for monitoring and measuring innovation in manufacturing processes based on the four most important components among the fundamental activities of a manufacturing system. The components are namely Average Labour Utilisation, Cumulative Bottleneck Ratio, Unit Production Time and Unit Production Cost. The idea behind this approach has flourished on the basis of an indicator proposed in the literature to measure the general organisational improvements. The scope of that indicator has been narrowed down to manufacturing processes to accurately reflect the state of the manufacturing processes. The proposed approach has been verified with a case study in manufacturing industry, where each of the four sub-indicators was calculated based on the data provided and aggregated into the degree of process innovation. The innovation degree is successfully indicated.
Citation:
Ayhan, M.B., Öztemel, E., Aydin, M.E. and Yue,Y. (2013) 'A quantitative approach for measuring process innovation: a case study in a manufacturing company', International Journal of Production Research, 51(11), pp.3463-3475
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
International Journal of Production Research
Issue Date:
2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/297884
DOI:
10.1080/00207543.2013.774495
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00207543.2013.774495
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0020-7543; 1366-588X
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Research in Distributed Technologies (CREDIT)

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dc.contributor.authorAyhan, Mustafa Batuhanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorÖztemel, Ercanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAydin, Mehmet Eminen_GB
dc.contributor.authorYue, Yongen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-12T08:11:17Z-
dc.date.available2013-08-12T08:11:17Z-
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.identifier.citationAyhan, M.B., Öztemel, E., Aydin, M.E. and Yue,Y. (2013) 'A quantitative approach for measuring process innovation: a case study in a manufacturing company', International Journal of Production Research, 51(11), pp.3463-3475en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0020-7543-
dc.identifier.issn1366-588X-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/00207543.2013.774495-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/297884-
dc.description.abstractProcess management and innovation arguably remain among the concepts under focus of recent researches since there is no significantly outstanding method to measure and monitor the level of innovation in the manufacturing processes over a particular time period taking the fundamental activities of manufacturing processes into account. Although there are various studies relevant to process improvement, manufacturing processes are not focused on in the literature. This paper presents a novel performance indicator, called degree of process innovation, for monitoring and measuring innovation in manufacturing processes based on the four most important components among the fundamental activities of a manufacturing system. The components are namely Average Labour Utilisation, Cumulative Bottleneck Ratio, Unit Production Time and Unit Production Cost. The idea behind this approach has flourished on the basis of an indicator proposed in the literature to measure the general organisational improvements. The scope of that indicator has been narrowed down to manufacturing processes to accurately reflect the state of the manufacturing processes. The proposed approach has been verified with a case study in manufacturing industry, where each of the four sub-indicators was calculated based on the data provided and aggregated into the degree of process innovation. The innovation degree is successfully indicated.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00207543.2013.774495en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to International Journal of Production Researchen_GB
dc.subjectmanufacturing systemsen_GB
dc.subjectprocess innovationen_GB
dc.subjectdegree of process innovationen_GB
dc.titleA quantitative approach for measuring process innovation: a case study in a manufacturing companyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Production Researchen_GB
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