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Awards for Excellence - 2018

Outstanding Papers


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Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management

Dr Theo Williamson Award
Named after Dr Theo Williamson, who died in May 1992. He was Director of R&D at Molins plc and subsequently became Group Director at Rank Xerox. He was one of the great engineering innovators of his time and is probably best known for his work in developing System 24, acknowledged by the US Patent Office as the world’s first integrated flexible manufacturing system.

Winner(s)

Volume 28 number 4
Implementation of lean production practices and manufacturing performance
G.L.D. Wickramasinghe, Vathsala Wickramasinghe

Highly commended

Volume 28 number 8
Examining potential benefits and challenges associated with the Internet of Things integration in supply chains
Abubaker Haddud, Arthur DeSouza, Anshuman Khare, Huei Lee

Outstanding reviewer

Rob Dekkers