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An empirical investigation of the relationship among agile manufacturing practices and business performance: a pilot study

Rahul Kumar (Mechanical Engineering Department, Punjabi University, Patiala, India)
Kanwarpreet Singh (Mechanical Engineering Department, Punjabi University, Patiala, India)
Sanjiv Kumar Jain (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ambala College of Engineering and Applied Research, Ambala Cantt, India)

Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management

ISSN: 2053-4620

Article publication date: 18 May 2021

Issue publication date: 1 June 2022

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Abstract

Purpose

Agility addresses vibrant solutions for running companies to meet the dares of customers asking for high quality and low- cost goods and services. The purpose of this study is to identify the practices for the successful implementation of agile manufacturing and measure their relationship with business performance measures of the manufacturing industry.

Design/methodology/approach

The data for the pilot study were collected from 26 respondents through a questionnaire survey. After confirming the normality and reliability of the data, it was analyzed to examine the relationship between agile manufacturing practices and business performance measures.

Findings

The results show that there are strong relationships between agile manufacturing practices and business performance. Further, these attributes significantly contribute to delivering better business performance.

Originality/value

The study signifies the need for agile manufacturing in enhancing business performance for the growth and sustainability of the organization.

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Citation

Kumar, R., Singh, K. and Jain, S.K. (2022), "An empirical investigation of the relationship among agile manufacturing practices and business performance: a pilot study", Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management, Vol. 13 No. 2, pp. 428-455. https://doi.org/10.1108/JSTPM-01-2020-0009

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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