A review of multi-factor capacity expansion models for manufacturing plants:searching for a holistic decision aid


Investment in capacity expansion remains one of the most critical decisions for a manufacturing organisation with global production facilities. Multiple factors need to be considered making the decision process very complex. The purpose of this paper is to establish the state-of-the-art in multi-factor models for capacity expansion of manufacturing plants within a corporation. The research programme consisting of an extensive literature review and a structured assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the current research is presented. The study found that there is a wealth of mathematical multi-factor models for evaluating capacity expansion decisions however no single contribution captures all the different facets of the problem.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpe.2006.08.002
Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Operations & Information Management
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Advanced Services Group
Additional Information: NOTICE:- This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in International Journal of Production Economics. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Julka, N, Baines, TS, Tjahjono, B, Lendermann, P & Vitanov, V, 'A review of multi-factor capacity expansion models for manufacturing plants: searching for a holistic decision aid' International journal of production economics, vol. 106, no. 2 (2007) DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpe.2006.08.002
Uncontrolled Keywords: manufacturing network,capacity expansion,multiple factor,holistic models
Publication ISSN: 0925-5273
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2024 07:08
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2012 13:12
PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2007-04
Published Online Date: 2006-10-27
Authors: Julka, Nirupam
Baines, Tim (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-7518-2967)
Tjahjono, Benny
Lendermann, Peter
Vitanov, Val



Version: Accepted Version

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