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Internal and external integration of assembly manufacturing activities

Gustavo Vargas (Instituto de Empresa, Madrid, Spain)
Lily Cardenas (Instituto de Empresa, Madrid, Spain)
José Luis Matarranz (Instituto de Empresa, Madrid, Spain)

International Journal of Operations & Production Management

ISSN: 0144-3577

Article publication date: 1 July 2000

Abstract

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.

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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/10.1108/01443570010330784

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