Journal article

Beyond the trade-off and cumulative capabilities models: Alternative models of operations strategy

PJ Singh, F Wiengarten, AA Nand, T Betts

International Journal of Production Research | Taylor & Francis | Published : 2015


Organisations are expected to develop sound strategies relating to their core operations capabilities of cost efficiency, quality, delivery, flexibility and innovation, to gain and maintain competitive advantage. However, there is a paucity of specific models that can be used to explain and predict how organisations combine and use these capabilities. Previous research has primarily focused on the trade-off and the cumulative capabilities models. In this study, data from an international sample of 1438 manufacturing plants are used to explore other models that organisations are using in addition to the two predominant models. This analysis shows that, in practice, the trade-off model is not ..

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