This analysis deals with the integration activities of leading Spanish assembly manufacturing firms. It is based on data from the second International Manufacturing Strategy Survey (or IMSS‐II). Results show that: there is a greater correlation between strategic goals and internal integration programs than between strategic goals and external integration programs; forward and backward external integration programs are of similar importance; and logistical integration programs do provide a competitive and economic advantage although still at a low‐potential level.
Vargas, G., Cardenas, L. and Luis Matarranz, J. (2000), "Internal and external integration of assembly manufacturing activities", International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol. 20 No. 7, pp. 809-822. https://doi.org/10.1108/01443570010330784Download as .RIS
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