A Comprehensive Model for Status Assessments’ Gap Evaluation in the World Class Manufacturing -- Based on Modifications’ Development of ESCAP Approach

S.M. Seyed Hosseinie, A.N. Mosleh Shirazi, A. Toloie Eshlaghy, M.H. Mehran


In this paper we generalize and develop a comprehensive model upon which we can determine the position of and gap in the world class manufacturing processes. This paper is based on the belief that for evaluation of world class manufacturing processes, we can use determination of gap in world class manufacturing processes, generalized from ESCAP (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific). In order to achieve the above objective, and to determine the total position and gap in question, ESCAP model was used to generate a formula called Situation Contribution Coefficient (SCC) for Manufacturing Position at the global level.

Key words: Manufacturing processes; Determining the position of world class processes; ESCAP model


Manufacturing processes; Determining the position of world class processes; ESCAP model


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/j.mse.1913035X20120603.1035


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