In recent years there has been a shift towards the inclusion of agile processes in the development of manufacturing strategies. This work explores the agility of operations in four SMEs in high‐tech manufacturing and the impact made by information systems to agile performance in those companies. The study demonstrated that information systems are relegated behind other enablers of agility. Although information systems are often used to support agility, information systems in themselves are not sufficient to achieve agility in business processes. Furthermore, the case studies demonstrate that companies rely upon non‐IT attributes to improve the agility of their manufacturing operations. The results of the study suggest that information systems play a more significant role for enhancing agility.
Coronado Mondragon, A., Lyons, A. and Kehoe, D. (2004), "Assessing the value of information systems in supporting agility in high‐tech manufacturing enterprises", International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol. 24 No. 12, pp. 1219-1246. https://doi.org/10.1108/01443570410569029Download as .RIS
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