Publications

2012

A J Thomas, P Byard, R Evans 2012 “Identifying the UKs Manufacturing Challenges as a Benchmark for Future growth” Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 23, 2.
A J Thomas, M Francis, E John, A Davies 2012 “Identifying the characteristics for achieving sustainable manufacturing companies”, Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 23, 4.
A J Thomas, R A Barton 2012 “Characterising SME Migration Towards Advanced Manufacturing Technologies” IMechE Part B Journal of Engineering Manufacture, April 2012.
Davies, A., John E. G, Thomas A. J. 2012 “A Flow Direction Weighting Scheme for Facility Layout in Cellular Manufacturing”, International Journal of Production and Performance Management. (Accepted).
Davies, A., John E. G, Thomas A. J. 2012 “Corporate Strategy development via Numerical Situation Analysis” Benchmarking, an International Journal (Accepted).
M Francis, H Rowlands, A J Thomas “Value Flow University (VFU) Pilot Project on the PhD Student Experience/Lifecycle Mapping at the University of Wales, Newport” Conference on Lean in Services and Higher Education: Transforming the Public Sector 25 – 27 January 2012.
A J Thomas, C T Lee, W Chappell, K Williams, M Francis “Developing Effective Knowledge Transfer In Manufacturing Companies: A Case Study In Industry/Academic Collaboration” 10th International Conference on Manufacturing Research, Aston University, 11-13th September 2012.
M Evans, A J Thomas, R,K Mason-Jones, P Byard “Top Down Or Bottom Up? Identifying The Best Approach To Achieving Manufacturing And Economic Performance In SMEs” 10th International Conference on Manufacturing Research, Aston University, 11-13th September 2012.
P Byard, A J Thomas, G White, M Evans “Reengineering Manufacturing Businesses– Characterising And Defining Future Growth In The UK” 10th International Conference On Manufacturing Research, Aston University, 11-13th September 2012.
A J Thomas, E Plant, M Evans, P Byard “Sustainable Six Sigma – An Organisational Learning Perspective” 10th International Conference On Manufacturing Research, Aston University, 11-13th September 2012.
R. Fisher., M. Francis., H. Rowlands., A J Thomas. 2012 “Meanings of value within logistics & operations management: constructing the tower of Babel?” Proceedings from the International Conference on Logistics, South Africa, 8-11th July 2012.