Future Business Manufacturing


As the business manufacturing market changes, the manufacturing industry must continue to focus on internal evolutionary change. Evolutionary change represents having the business ability to adapt to market change. Adapting with speed comes from having a mindset determined to improve as we go, allowing internal business change as the market demands, and focuses a business’s efforts on becoming the competition. Become the world manufacturing industry’s every nation’s model, and become the manufacturing nation to beat. A suggested area of future research is in (1) job sequencing, (2) developing flexible business processes, and (3) flexible manufacturing sequence loading. These three elements are critical to developing consistent production planning, leading to future advancements of flexible manufacturing systems (Tiwari, 2006). Developing improved job sequencing is important because, in a competitive manufacturing environment shared resources lead to efficiency and reduced manufacturing costs. Developing flexible business processes is important, because every aspect of a manufacturing business contributes to the businesses success or failure. Included in manufacturing, or making parts is the non-manufacturing systems that interact on a daily bases. Finally, the third point is flexible manufacturing sequence loading. This approach connects to the first two points because, in an efficient manufacturing environment shared resources keep the cost of manufacturing low and competitive. Shared resources come in the form of both equipment and people.

With these interconnected variables, (1) job sequencing, (2) developing flexible business processes, and (3) flexible manufacturing sequence loading. All three variables instill a need for future research, because the past internal business connections have been more in the sense of controlling, instead of group or team involvement paradigms, as the means to sharpen the manufacturing businesses competitive edge. How Natalie Waters and Mario Beruvides’ study published in the Engineering Management Journal, best describe this group or team paradigm, regardless what the business is, it has three distinct parts: blue-collar tasks, white-collar tasks, and knowledge or experienced task (Waters, 2009). These three distinct parts mandate the need to establish a future research paradigm that is open to new ideas, to accept that market change drives business change and that without improved understanding of these three parts a business has difficulty with (1) job sequencing, (2) developing flexible business processes, and (3) flexible manufacturing sequence loading. The recommended future manufacturing study described establishes changes in manufacturing system practices, building upon mindsets capable of adapting to new business manufacturing markets, and becoming the competition once again out in world business markets.


Tiwari, M., Saha, J., Mukhopadhyay, S. (2006). Heuristic solution approaches for combined-job sequencing and machine loading problem in flexible manufacturing systems. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 31(7/8), 716-730.

Waters, N., Beruvides, M. (2009). An Empirical Study Analyzing Traditional Work Schemes Versus Work Teams. Engineering Management Journal, 21(4), 36-43.

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Dr. Pietro (Pete) Savo is a Principal Consultant with over 28 years of diverse experience in Business Strategy Improvement (BSI), Leadership Development, Operations, Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality Systems, Material Management, Supply Chain, Union Shop and consulting environments. Pietro created the term Manufacturing Research Practitioner ™ as the foundation for his Doctoral thesis dedicated to improving the United States Manufacturing Industry.  Dr. Savo has lectured at, Boeing Aircraft, Lockheed Martin, Rolls Royce, Northup Grumman, Raytheon and United Technologies on various subjects such as Lean Thinking, Leadership, Team Building, Quality Systems ISO Registrar Selection and Root Cause Analysis. Taught Root Cause Analysis for American Society for Quality (ASQ). Customized Training Specialties Leadership & Culture & Conflict Resolution Made Simple Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Problem Solving & Mistake-Proof It! Lean Manufacturing & The 6S's: Workplace Organization Evolving Quality Systems ISO 9001:2000/AS 9100:2000 Industry Evolution Building Business with the United States Government and Prime Contractors New Project Bidding Team Improvement Training “Know Your Front End” Published: Root Cause Analysis System for Problem Solving and Problem Avoidance Published: PERFECTION - 10 Secrets to Successful Lean Manufacturing Implementation. United States Navy Veteran View all posts by Dr. Pietro Savo

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