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A perspective of manufacturing features from Islamic views

Widyarto, Setyawan and Haron, Habibollah and Md. Yasan, Muhammad Saffie and Mohamad Amran, Mohd. Fahmi (2006) A perspective of manufacturing features from Islamic views. In: Regional Postgraduate Conference on Engineering and Science (RPCES 06), 2006, n/a.

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Abstract

The study aims to make a balance between existing manufacturing system and Islamic management views. Besides some review of existing works done, some day to day basis experiences also decorate the methods of presentation. This paper discusses two existing main issues in shop floor that lead conflict in the past and potentially still going on. The first is an issue of working time in manufacturing and the second one is an issue of clothing in work place. The discussion will focus on 24 hour-working time and ‘inhuman’ working hours. Working hours would be included ‘inhuman’ when the working time hinders workers from doing other needs that may not be replaced. The review of non-stop manufacturing, its advantages and disadvantages will be exposed. Certainly, round-the-clock operation still makes economic sense. However, nowadays’ customers are demanding increasingly high-performance, high-quality products and shorter lead times. Studies of round-the-clock operations show that there are significant hidden costs associated with workforce changes that occur every eight or twelve hours. Available evidences indicate that improving working time arrangements could potentially promise significant increase of profit. With such arrangements, workers can improve their mental and physical health and thus be more rested and alert during working hours, thereby improving labour productivity (such as reducing errors, avoiding absenteeism) and dropping health care costs. In this discussion, clothing issues at work place are limited to special requirement by management in such a way the workers have to disobey their faith. The fact that more women are entering global labour force in manufacturing and services sectors cannot be stopped. The issue of [woman] workers wearing special dress according their faith might emerge as hindrance. The paper perceives this issue. A Perspective of Manufacturing Features from Islamic Views (PDF Download Available). Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/230680014_A_Perspective_of_Manufacturing_Features_from_Islamic_Views [accessed Aug 30, 2017].

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:manufacturing system, Islamic management
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions:Computer Science and Information System (Formerly known)
ID Code:24713
Deposited By: Mrs Liza Porijo
Deposited On:24 Apr 2012 00:46
Last Modified:30 Aug 2017 11:12

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