Manufacturing flow management is the supply chain management process that includes all activities necessary to move products through the plants and to obtain, implement, and manage manufacturing flexibility in the supply chain. Manufacturing flexibility reflects the ability to make a variety of products in a timely manner at the lowest possible cost. To achieve the desired level of manufacturing flexibility, planning and execution must extend beyond the four walls of the manufacturer. In this paper, we describe the manufacturing flow management process in detail to show how it can be implemented within a company and managed across firms in the supply chain. We examine the activities of each sub‐process; evaluate the interfaces with corporate functions, processes, and firms; and provide examples of successful implementation.
Goldsby, T. and García‐Dastugue, S. (2003), "The Manufacturing Flow Management Process", International Journal of Logistics Management, The, Vol. 14 No. 2, pp. 33-52. https://doi.org/10.1108/09574090310806585Download as .RIS
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