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Flexibility as Process Mobility: The Management of Plant Capabilities for Quick Response Manufacturing

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This paper examines the relationship between one form of manufacturing flexibility - operational mobility (or the ability to change quickly between products) - and structure, infrastructure and managerial policy at the plant level. Using data from a broader study aimed at exploring the general sources of manufacturing flexibility, the paper provides evidence of the strength of the links between manufacturing flexibility and such factors as scale, technology vintage, computer integration and w...

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Publication date:
1995-06-05
URN:
uuid:b483cf71-6501-4aec-b6df-d6a140e2a388
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oai:eureka.sbs.ox.ac.uk:2110

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