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Title: A review on manufacturing flexibility
Authors: Jain A.
Jain, P. K.
Chan F.T.S.
Singh S.
Published in: International Journal of Production Research
Abstract: Flexibility has become one of the most useful and necessary tool in todays competitive markets. Manufacturing flexibility is widely recognised as a critical component to achieving a competitive advantage in the market place. It is one of the most sought after properties for manufacturing enterprises and has aroused considerable interest among researchers and professionals. This paper presents a review of various issues related with manufacturing flexibility specifically concept, need, dimensions, measurement, relationship among various dimensions, implementation aspect in a company and management of manufacturing flexibility and its aim to contribute to the conceptual systemisation of the material. © 2013 Taylor and Francis.
Citation: International Journal of Production Research (2013), 51(19): 5946-5970
Issue Date: 2013
Keywords: management
manufacturing flexibility
ISSN: 207543
Author Scopus IDs: 55365233800
Author Affiliations: Jain, A., Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, India
Jain, P.K., Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India
Chan, F.T.S., Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Hong Kong
Singh, S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, Anand Engineering College, Agra, India
Corresponding Author: Chan, F.T.S.; Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Hong Kong; email:
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