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Modeling the performance measures of world class manufacturing using interpreting structural modeling

Abhijeet Keshaorao Digalwar (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani, Pilani, India)
Anil Jindal (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani, Pilani, India)
Kuldip Singh Sangwan (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani, Pilani, India)

Journal of Modelling in Management

ISSN: 1746-5664

Article publication date: 16 March 2015

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to study the performance measures of world class manufacturing (WCM) and to establish relationship among them using interpretive structural modeling (ISM).

Design/methodology/approach

The research paper presents a blend of theoretical framework and practical applications. In the paper, 16 performance measures are identified from literature survey and experts’ opinion, and then these are validated by questionnaire survey in India. Finally, ISM is used to obtain structural relationship among these performance measures of WCM.

Findings

The results of the survey and the ISM methodology have been used to evolve the mutual relationships among these performance measures.

Practical implications

The adoption of such an ISM-based model on WCM performance measures in manufacturing organizations would help managers, decision-makers and practitioners of WCM in better understanding of these performance measures and to focus on appropriate performance measures while implementing WCM in their organizations.

Originality/value

Performance measures are of paramount importance for the implementation of WCM practices. Knowing the key performance measures and relationship among them can help many organizations to implement WCM practices. It is one of the foremost attempts to model performance measures of WCM. The paper provides useful insights into the WCM practitioners, consultants and researchers.

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Citation

Digalwar, A.K., Jindal, A. and Sangwan, K.S. (2015), "Modeling the performance measures of world class manufacturing using interpreting structural modeling", Journal of Modelling in Management, Vol. 10 No. 1, pp. 4-22. https://doi.org/10.1108/JM2-05-2012-0015

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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