The purpose of this study was to develop a 40-criteria agility assessment model and explore its practical feasibility in an industrial scenario.
Agile manufacturing (AM) principles enable organizations to understand customer needs and incorporate the necessary changes in product- and processes-oriented approaches. In this research study, a 40-criteria agility assessment model was developed. The agility assessment model was subjected to investigation in an Indian relays manufacturing organization.
The research study indicates that the organization is agile. Besides computing agility level, the gaps across agile criteria have been identified and actions for agility improvement were subjected to implementation in the case organization.
The 40-criteria agility assessment model was subjected to investigation in a single manufacturing organization. In future, more number of studies could be conducted.
To acquire agile characteristics, modern organizations should assess the agility level at which they operate. In this context, the agility assessment model was developed.
The agility assessment tool presented in this paper consists of 40 agile criteria, which are well supported by the research findings reported in literature. Hence, the developed 40-criteria agile model is original and novel.
The authors are thankful to Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi, India, for sanctioning the fund towards the execution of project titled “Decision Support System for measuring agile characteristics” (Ref. No.22 (0505)/10/EMR-II). This research study forms a part of this major research project.
Aravindraj, S. and Vinodh, S. (2014), "Forty criteria based agility assessment using scoring approach in an Indian relays manufacturing organization", Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, Vol. 12 No. 4, pp. 507-518. https://doi.org/10.1108/JEDT-10-2010-0065Download as .RIS
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