X. G. Ming

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China

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Publications (39)14.33 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: The proper balancing of geographically distributed task schedules and the associated workforce distributions are critical determinants of productivity in any people-centric production environment. The paper has investigated the cross-trained workers scheduling problem considering the qualified personal allocation and temporally cooperation of engineers simultaneously. A 0–1 programming model is developed and the non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm-II (NSGA-II) is adopted to deal with the NP-hard problem. In order to enforce the NSGA-II, significant improvements are made to function the approach in a more efficient way. It is observed that the improved NSGA-II outperforms the original NSGA-II in the experimental test. The promising outcomes of the formulation in the experiment make its implementation easily customisable and transferable for solving other intricate problems in the context of skilled workforce scheduling. Furthermore, the modified NSGA II can be used as an efficient and effective tool for other multiobjective optimisation problems.
    International Journal of Production Research 02/2015; 53(4). DOI:10.1080/00207543.2014.955923 · 1.32 Impact Factor
  • Z.Y. Wu, X. G. Ming, Y.L. Wang, L. Wang
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    ABSTRACT: Information technology has promoted our society gradually into knowledge economy from product economy. Value creation requires more and more knowledge and information to support enterprise activities. Knowledge management (KM) as an activity has already existed, and will make the organisation and individual have stronger competition strength, and make better decisions. In order to respond to the industrial trend towards knowledge management, this paper investigates and proposes a framework for product lifecycle knowledge management that utilises product maintenance data across the lifecycle of the product. A case presented in this paper is a maintenance knowledge service system to prove the framework method.
    International Journal of Production Research 11/2014; 52(21). DOI:10.1080/00207543.2014.935823 · 1.32 Impact Factor
  • Z.Y. Wu, X. G. Ming, L. N. He, M. Li, X. Z. Li
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    ABSTRACT: Product development is a highly creative and knowledge-intensive process that involves extensive information and knowledge exchange and sharing among geographically distributed teams and developers. How to best integrate such heterogeneous product knowledge has become an extremely important knowledge management (KM) subject associated with product development. Product development knowledge integration and sharing is becoming a key issue in the enterprise KM. This paper addresses the challenges of product development knowledge integration and sharing during product development. The aim of this research work effort is to develop a method to enhance the integration and sharing of product knowledge during the development phase. This study presents a systematic approach to developing knowledge integration and sharing for product development. The proposed approach includes the steps for designing a framework of product development knowledge sharing, developing representation model for product development knowledge, designing product development knowledge sharing process, designing product development knowledge integration ontology, developing knowledge integration and sharing method for product development based on ontology, and implementation of product development knowledge integration and sharing method. The proposed method could bring out an efficient and proactive way for knowledge integration and sharing among product developers in the product development process.
    International Journal of Production Research 05/2014; 52(21):6296-6313. DOI:10.1080/00207543.2014.923121 · 1.32 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Quite often over the last decade, heavy equipment manufacturers are trying to improve their project management performance with the use of effective project management methods. However, the challenges encountered aren’t isolated problems and a systemic approach is required. This paper exemplifies how a systemic approach can be applied to heavy equipment manufacturing project (HEMP) management, through of a multifaceted vision. The findings present in the paper are based on a two-year case study in a metallurgic equipment manufacturing enterprise in China. Based on the analysis of HEMP management problems and the contributions on systemic approach application in project management, the paper enriches existing theory by: (1) interpreting the HEMP management system with the top-down disassembly method; (2) developing the collaborative project management approach with a systems view highlighting the project characteristics management and inter-departmental collaboration; (3) making suggestions for systemic approach application in project management. For practitioners and researchers, the findings are particularly meaningful for manufacturing project management and systemic approach application.
    Systemic Practice and Action Research 04/2014; 27(2). DOI:10.1007/s11213-012-9261-9 · 0.51 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology is one of the encouraging technologies to improve the productivity in warehouse management. However, the problem of how to explore the potential benefits of a RFID system and reduce the expenditure of RFID application are troubling many managers who are planning to, or have engaged in, the implementation. This paper enriches existing theory by introducing the useful and comprehensive warehouse management optimisation methods based on dynamic SKU (storage keeping unit) management in the design and development of a RFID-enabled warehouse. Based on the dynamic SKU management method proposed, cost optimisation methods are employed in the development of RFID-enabled warehouse. Furthermore, a storage area management optimisation for multi-size coils and a crane scheduling optimisation method is established for the purpose of enhancing the productivity of the warehouse. The optimisation methods are applied and verified in a coil warehouse and the result shows that the hardware investment is cut down by reducing the number of RFID cards used without any decrease in location accuracy and the warehouse productivity is improved significantly.
    International Journal of Production Research 05/2013; 51(10). DOI:10.1080/00207543.2012.751513 · 1.32 Impact Factor
  • Lei Wang, Xin Guo Ming, Fan Bin Kong
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    ABSTRACT: In this paper, a design solution selection methodology for product design is described. The described technique incorporates the customer satisfaction forecasting and design solution risk analysis into the process of evaluating alternatives for systems or sub-systems design solution, which enables the design of products by satisfying customer, technical, schedule, and financial requirements. Also, an additional comparison technique for comparing design solution alternatives is developed. In this technique, pair-wise comparisons are performed to measure the strength of one-to-one relationship between optimal solution and alternatives solution. An illustrative example demonstrates the application of our methodology to the design of a motorcycle system.
    04/2013; 662:648-652. DOI:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.662.648
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    ABSTRACT: Nuclear power product manufactories are continually striving to reduce both the amount and the cost of product maintenance, whilst at the same time ensuring that the nuclear power product safety, reliability, and integrity are not compromised. The demand for high-quality and low-cost products with short development time, especially for complex nuclear power products, e.g., nuclear power reheat valve, has forced the product development team to focus on the various effective product development strategies. In this paper, authors explore the applicability of knowledge-based technologies to competitive new reheat valve product design and development. Based on the proposed approach and methodologies, a web-based and service-oriented system supporting new reheat valve product design has been developed, which can assist inexperienced users to perform failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) analysis,and most important, to get knowledge stored in database for future quality and reliability improvement. The system will help to enhance new reheat valve product stability at the stage of product conceptual design. A framework of system based on FMEA approach for new reheat valve product design is proposed in this paper.
    ARABIAN JOURNAL FOR SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING 03/2013; 39(3):2191-2203. DOI:10.1007/s13369-013-0726-7 · 0.37 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: It has become an important trend in the manufacturing industry that service is used to enhance the competitiveness of businesses as well as an important source of values. Aiming to extend the achievements of product configuration in manufacturing industry to service industry, an ontology-based product–service configuration approach is presented in this paper. Firstly, value attributes of product–service are defined based on the analysis of customer demands. And the demand cluster method is proposed to identify value demands of customers. Secondly, the modular system of product–service is established which is the basis of building product–service ontology. Thirdly, the product–service configuration method based on ontology modeling is put forward. Finally, the proposed approach to product–service configuration is demonstrated by an example of configuring service packages of civil aircraft materials.
    Computers in Industry 01/2013; 65(2). DOI:10.1016/j.compind.2013.11.002 · 1.46 Impact Factor
  • Applied Mechanics and Materials 11/2012; 232:184-188. DOI:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.232.184
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    ABSTRACT: Partitioning, development, fabrication, and management of construction blocks of modular products still heavily rely on manual labor of sophisticated designers because existing representation models seldom have automatic capability of product data processing for modular product development. To cope with this challenge, a framework for building an efficient representation model for modular product development has been developed. First, the framework redefines some very important concepts in order to make them clear and accurate. Second, the framework proposes a generic structure for modular products, which comes from the analysis and synthesis of real cases of modular product development in industry. Third, concept formalization is brought forward to facilitate manufacturers to establish responding ontology while the development process for modular product development ontology is provided as a simple reference for manufacturers to build their own modular product development ontology. Last, the analysis shows that the proposed approach is feasible, and may assist manufacturers to establish modular product development ontology for automation in modular product development.
    Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part B Journal of Engineering Manufacture 05/2012; 226(5):941-949. DOI:10.1177/0954405411432516 · 0.66 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to introduce a step-by-step implementation framework for lean product development (LPD), from the marketing research on product development process, product design to the launch of final production. Design/methodology/approach – The research approach taken in this paper is built around the primary industry cases, practical approaches and partial solutions available within the existing literature. Findings – The most recent improvement of LPD, from the authors' perspective, focuses on tools and implementation for LPD. In this paper, a detailed step-by-step implementation is given after the framework is introduced. Led by value and waste analysis in product development, different tools and techniques which can be used to eliminate wastes were discussed briefly, and then the implementation from Doing the Right Thing to Doing the Right Thing for company transition to lean were proposed elaborately. Research limitations/implications – Due to time and economic environment limitations, the authors have not covered and implemented this approach in all existing different environments to ensure that it is robust. Originality/value – The approach described here seeks to overcome other frameworks' weaknesses in terms of the realistic aspect and feasibility, and combines more existing best practice from industry, consultancy and academia into a step-by-step framework for the achievement of effective LPD.
    Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management 01/2012; 23(1):4-24. DOI:10.1108/17410381211196267
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    ABSTRACT: The necessity of integrating users into innovation process is widely researched. However, there is little literature on risks of users’ integration. Thus, a risk management framework for users’ integration in product innovation process is established based on the characteristics of user’s collaborative work. Meanwhile, key techniques, methods and processes supporting this framework are also discussed. Meanwhile, a risk factors reference set for users’ integration in product innovation is proposed, which is rare in other product innovation risk researches. Besides, the author provides evaluation process to evaluate performance of the proposed risk management framework. Also, recommendations for future research have been suggested.
    12/2011; 415-417:106-111. DOI:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.415-417.106
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    ABSTRACT: The paper put forward a method for the evaluation of multi-supplier quality competitiveness (MSQC) based on Triangular Fuzzy Number-Analytic Hierarchy Process (TFN-AHP) method with the purpose of distinguishing the evaluation between new material of new supplier, new material of old supplier, old material of new supplier and old material of old supplier and in the index configuration, the index weight and the unique evaluation results analysis. The method borrowed can not only used for MSQC comparison, but also for strengths and weaknesses analysis of MSQC. It is a dynamic evaluation method aiming for continuous improvement of supply quality management.
    12/2011; 421:595-600. DOI:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.421.595
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    ABSTRACT: Collaboration learning and monitoring the learning procedure are an important key to improve effectiveness and to increase the success rate of the learner in the organizational learning. The requirement of collaboration learning and monitoring the procedure were analyzed and outlined first in this paper, the E-learning system for organizational learning was designed and realized, the collaborative learning and monitoring the procedure were described in detail finally.
    12/2011; 422:482-485. DOI:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.422.482
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    ABSTRACT: The development of new product with low cost and reliable quality is one of important means to improve customer satisfaction and increase manufactures’ profits. It is necessary to identify the key factors affecting product defects and control them early in the new product development (NPD) process with defect prediction methods, because defect prediction can effectively avoid or lower testing and unnecessary rework costs. The author proposes a new product defect prediction approach on the basis of Bayesian Network theory for decision-making in the NPD process. The proposed approach makes use of Bayesian Network to simulate defects’ formation process, and it has a strong learning ability without requiring much data at the beginning of defect prediction. Product developers can easily predict the probability of defect occurrence of new products with this practical approach. The proposed product defect prediction approach can also help to focus on key factors influencing defects most. An example of turbine valve development is used to illustrate the proposed defect prediction approach. Also, recommendations for future research have been suggested.
    09/2011; 328-330:241-245. DOI:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.328-330.241
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    ABSTRACT: Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) method has been used to study the reliability of many different power generation systems, making it easier to take actions to overcome such issues, thus enhancing the reliability through design. A FMEA Knowledge Base System was designed and realized in this paper, and this system was used to design new steam butterfly valve for steam turbine. Through the system designer will improve product quality, and reduce risk.
    07/2011; 291-294:2961-2964. DOI:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.291-294.2961
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    ABSTRACT: Since the early 1990s, the driver in our economy has been changing from production of material goods to product-service offers based on knowledge and information. More and more researchers, institutes, and programs paid attention to product service systems (PSS) in the last decade because PSS integrates tangible artifact and intangible service to achieve sustainable, improve enterprise competitiveness, and meet customer needs better. In order to respond to the industrial trend towards PSS and guide enterprises to develop PSS, this article aims to propose a framework of modular development for PSS. After a brief review on PSS development, six dimensions of modular product-service were introduced which are the basis of modular development. The process of modular development was proposed which are divided into three parts by order: functional, product, and service modularizations. Functional modularization realizes the planning of product-service family and the design of interface dimension and collaboration dimension. Product modularization realizes the product dimension and production dimension. Service modularization realizes the service dimension and process dimension. Finally, a case study on PSS development was proposed according to the method of modular development.
    Concurrent Engineering 05/2011; 19:85-96. DOI:10.1177/1063293X11403508 · 0.53 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: As present trends in economic and population growth continue, the natural environment is increasingly being stressed. More and more researchers, institutes and programmes have paid attention to product-service systems (PSSes) in the last decade because PSS integrates tangible artefact and intangible service to achieve sustainability, improve enterprise competitiveness, and meet customer needs better. In order to respond to the industrial trend towards PSS and frame the related research, the state-of-the-art of PSS research and development are reported. Furthermore, in order to integrate fragmental PSS solutions, this paper proposes a framework for product-service lifecycle management (PSLM) and technologies of PSS development. So, four categories are focused on: review of PSS, research about PSS development, a framework for PSLM, and technologies for PSLM (modular product-service development and ontology-based product-service knowledge expression and reuse). The preliminary solution of the implementation roadmap and technologies for PSLM which need to be perfected is proposed to lay a basis for further development and application of PSS for the benefit of industries.
    International Journal of Production Research 02/2011; DOI:10.1080/00207543.2010.535862 · 1.32 Impact Factor

Publication Stats

135 Citations
14.33 Total Impact Points

Institutions

  • 2005–2015
    • Shanghai Jiao Tong University
      • • Shanghai Key Laboratories of Advanced Manufacturing Environment
      • • Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)
      • • Institute of Computer Integrated Manufacturing
      Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China
    • Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech)
      Tumasik, Singapore