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Shop floor-level control of manufacturing companies: an interview study in Finland

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Shop floor-level control of manufacturing companies: an interview study in Finland. / Tokola, Henri; Järvenpää, Eeva; Salonen, Tapio; Lanz, Minna; Koho, Mikko; Niemi, Esko.

julkaisussa: Management and Production Engineering Review, Vuosikerta 6, Nro 1, 03.2015, s. 51-58.

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Tokola, H, Järvenpää, E, Salonen, T, Lanz, M, Koho, M & Niemi, E 2015, 'Shop floor-level control of manufacturing companies: an interview study in Finland', Management and Production Engineering Review, Vuosikerta. 6, Nro 1, Sivut 51-58. https://doi.org/10.1515/mper-2015-0007

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Tokola, H., Järvenpää, E., Salonen, T., Lanz, M., Koho, M., & Niemi, E. (2015). Shop floor-level control of manufacturing companies: an interview study in Finland. Management and Production Engineering Review, 6(1), 51-58. https://doi.org/10.1515/mper-2015-0007

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Tokola H, Järvenpää E, Salonen T, Lanz M, Koho M, Niemi E. Shop floor-level control of manufacturing companies: an interview study in Finland. Management and Production Engineering Review. 2015 maalis;6(1):51-58. https://doi.org/10.1515/mper-2015-0007

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Tokola, Henri ; Järvenpää, Eeva ; Salonen, Tapio ; Lanz, Minna ; Koho, Mikko ; Niemi, Esko. / Shop floor-level control of manufacturing companies: an interview study in Finland. Julkaisussa: Management and Production Engineering Review. 2015 ; Vuosikerta 6, Nro 1. Sivut 51-58.

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abstract = "This paper publishes the results of interviews regarding shop-floor-level control of 18 Finnish manufacturing companies. The interviews had 17 open questions relating to demand characteristics, shop floor-level control issues, production flexibility, inventory control, and potential development areas. In order to get insights from the interviews, this paper analyses the answers from the interviews and categorises them into typical answers. The companies that were interviewed are also categorised as small companies with their own end products, subcontractors, or large companies with their own end products, and the emphasis of the analysis is on how companies differ in their shop floor-level control. The results show that different types of companies have different characteristics. Small companies are characterised by constant workflow, seasonal trends in demand, and the use of forecasts. Subcontractors have great daily variation in their demand and processing times. Large companies tend to focus on inventory issues.",
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