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Process Range in Manufacturing: An Empirical Study of Flexibility

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This paper examines the relationship between one form of manufacturing flexibility-process range-and structure, infrastructure, and managerial policy at the plant level. The paper provides evidence of the strength of the links between manufacturing flexibility and such factors as scale, technology vintage, computer integration, and workforce management. Data from 54 plants in the fine-paper industry are presented, and a model of the determinants of short-term flexibility is developed. The pla...

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Publication date:
1997-08-01
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oai:eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk:2106
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2012-02-06

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