Manufacturing Flexibility Improvement: Case Studies and Survey of Thai Automotive Industry
Ngamsirijit, Wuttigrai (2008) Manufacturing Flexibility Improvement: Case Studies and Survey of Thai Automotive Industry. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
To deal with dynamic and uncertain business environments, agile manufacturing is of interest to academics and practitioners. However, in order to achieve agile manufacturing, one of its dimensions is of major importance - manufacturing flexibility. It is not possible to achieve agile manufacturing with ineffective management of manufacturing flexibility. Most firms acknowledge how flexibility can be improved but few can successfully implement it to its full potential. In addition, manufacturing firms today tend to improve and implement manufacturing flexibility at a strategic level. This means higher perception of benefits and better awareness of risks.
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