An empirical investigation of learning curve laws in the tile manufacturing industry

A. P. Chatzimichali, V. D. Tourassis

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Abstract

The ceramic tile manufacturing industry is under constant strain today due to the competitive environment worldwide and to the changing patterns of consumer behavior. Despite its highly automated production lines, the industry is becoming less of a mass manufacturer and more of a batch producer with all the corresponding issues that such a move entails. The frequent setup and retooling of the production has led to renewed interest on the subject of learning curve laws and their impact on the productivity of items re-introduced after short periods of time to the product mix. The actual industrial data presented in this paper support the premise that the learning curve phenomenon is present, albeit in a more complex sense, when tile patterns are produced in relatively small batches and the resulting ramp-up is reminiscent of new product setup.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEM 2007
Subtitle of host publication2007 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
Pages1110-1114
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2007
Event2007 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2007 - , Singapore
Duration: Dec 2 2007Dec 4 2007

Publication series

NameIEEM 2007: 2007 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management

Other

Other2007 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2007
CountrySingapore
Period12/2/0712/4/07

Keywords

  • Learning curves
  • Production line setup
  • Tile manufacturing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Chatzimichali, A. P., & Tourassis, V. D. (2007). An empirical investigation of learning curve laws in the tile manufacturing industry. In IEEM 2007: 2007 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (pp. 1110-1114). [4419364] (IEEM 2007: 2007 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management). https://doi.org/10.1109/IEEM.2007.4419364