International Journal of Agile Management Systems: Volume 1 Issue 2


Table of contents

Agile value chains for manufacturing – implications for performance measures

C.J. Backhouse, N.D. Burns

This paper will focus on the implications for value chain performance measures arising from the rapidly emerging requirement for agility both within individual business units and…


Factory on demand: the shaping of an agile production network

W.B. Lee, H.C.W. Lau

The competitive advantage in manufacturing has shifted from the mass production paradigm to the one that is based on fast‐responsiveness and flexibility. A worldwide wave of…


Applications of QFD within a concurrent engineering environment

J.A. Harding, A.R. Omar, K. Popplewell

Companies needing to establish competitive advantage must ensure their products are brought to market quickly, with the quality features sought by potential customers. Concurrent…


Network design in supply chain management

Sue Abdinnour‐Helm

The distribution function in a supply chain is an important internal service function for any firm, and has been increasingly recognized as playing a strategic role in achieving…


Importance of employee involvement in world‐class agile management systems

Yaw A. Owusu

This paper focuses on one major characteristic of a world‐class agile management system, namely, employee involvement and human resources development. The paper provides a method…


Difficulties arising from dysfunctional information systems in manufacturing SMEs – case studies

J.G. Thoburn, S. Arunachalam, A. Gunasekaran

The necessity of maintaining optimal operations and becoming an agile and responsive enterprise is becoming increasingly important to survive in the global market. Consequently…




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