Auditing system flexibility in the context of manufacturing strategy information

C.E.R. Wainwright (C.E.R. Wainwright is based at the CIM Institute, Cranfield University, Cranfield, UK)
N. Bateman (N. Bateman is based at De Monfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, UK)

Logistics Information Management

ISSN: 0957-6053

Publication date: 1 August 1997


Suggests that there is a need to develop a process to enable manufacturing managers to formulate and implement effective manufacturing strategies. Describes research aimed at identifying those characteristics of manufacturing strategy formulation performance measures which were considered by practitioners to lead to successful creation of strategies. Proposes a viable tool which can help businesses to identify current levels of flexibility, hence enabling them to improve manufacturing flexibility in accordance with strategic objectives.



Wainwright, C. and Bateman, N. (1997), "Auditing system flexibility in the context of manufacturing strategy information", Logistics Information Management, Vol. 10 No. 4, pp. 167-177.

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