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. https://doi.org/10.1108/09576059710187591Download as .RIS
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