DFMER: Design for manufacturing enterprise reconfiguration considering globalisation issues

Ibrahim H. Garbie*

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Currently, researchers are concentrating their attention on design for manufacturing, design for assembly, design for cost and design for quality; (or design for X, in general), but they do not mention design for manufacturing enterprise reconfiguration (DFMER). The problem addressed in this paper is how to present the concepts of globalisation to guide manufacturing enterprise analysts and designers with the most effective issues for analyzing reconfigurable levels. These issues include international issues, contemporary issues, global manufacturing systems, local performance and flexible management. Based on these aspects, the global reconfigurable level (RL) will be analysed and evaluated by identifying the major reconfiguration elements. The ultimate goal of this paper is to consider the needs of manufacturing enterprises to be globalised. In this research, a conceptual framework for a design for reconfiguration will be presented and the results show that the DFMER should be taken into consideration for the next industrial revolution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)484-516
Number of pages33
JournalInternational Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Globalisation issues
  • Industrial enterprises
  • Reconfiguration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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