Aim and Objectives
The International Society
for Productivity Enhancement (ISPE) was founded in 1984, with the main aim
being to accelerate the international exchange of ideas and scientific
knowledge with absolutely no barriers of either discipline domain or field of
ISPE Aims and Objectives
The main aim of ISPE is to foster the cross-fertilization of technology, strategy, organization and resources, in order to enhance productivity, competitive advantage and improve general quality of life. ISPE embraces both the traditional and non-traditional fields of engineering and includes but is not limited to: manufacturing and plant automation; computer technologies; strategic planning; business and control; design and systems engineering; and human factors. In addition, equal emphasis is placed on the cross-fertilization of emerging innovative technologies and their effective utilization of resources.
Enhancement of productivity is not only the
responsibility of large engineering organizations but also has to be shared
with their partners in the supply chain. This approach is gaining rapid popularity
within the emerging Extended Enterprise environment. The key factor for a
successful enterprise is effective communication and collaboration both
upstream and downstream of the supply chain. Consequently, the key objectives
of ISPE are as follows:
To develop a community of researchers
interested in Productivity Enhancement within the Extended Enterprise.
add value to the members and the community through the organization of
add value to the community through Journal publication and dissemination of
promote research collaboration through Special Virtual Interest Groups.
maintain a Web resource for researchers and practitioners on areas of
Productivity Enhancement research and application.