Implementation of Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems, the Case of The LEGO Group

Ying Wang, Arne Bilberg, Ronen Hadar

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Abstract

Turbulent market under global competition forced manufacturers to search for new manufacturing concepts to stay competitive. How to consider a new manufacturing system becomes an important issue. The objective of this paper is to examine the most suitable areas for the implementation of reconfigurable manufacturing systems (RMS). A literature review is made to describe the advantages and core characteristics of RMS. Based on the theory, a conceptual model is developed to analyze where RMS would be most suitable and have most benefits in The LEGO Group. Finally, the conclusion is drawn based on the analysis through the model.
Keywords: Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems, Conceptual Model of RMS, Production of The LEGO Group
Original languageEnglish
Publication dateJul 2012
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012
Event4th World Conference on Production & Operations Management / 19th International Annual EurOMA Conference Amsterdam: Serving the World - University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 1. Jul 20125. Jul 2012
Conference number: 4

Conference

Conference4th World Conference on Production & Operations Management / 19th International Annual EurOMA Conference Amsterdam
Number4
LocationUniversity of Amsterdam
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period01/07/201205/07/2012

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