Journal article

Empirical relationships between some manufacturing practices and performance

MA Karim, AJR Smith, S Halgamuge

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION RESEARCH | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2008

Abstract

Intense global competition, rapid technological changes, advances in manufacturing and information technology and discerning customers are forcing manufacturers to adopt manufacturing practices and competitive priorities that enable them to deliver high quality products in a short period of time. Identifying manufacturers' competitive priorities and effective manufacturing practices has long been considered one of the key elements in manufacturing strategy research. This paper presents the results of a study conducted to identify some of the effective manufacturing practices that have a significant influence on manufacturing performance. This study also identifies the main competitive object..

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