Linking manufacturing strategy to process improvement

T. Sinha, S. Childe, R. Maull, J. Bennett

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Abstract

This paper outlines a study into the formulation and implementation of a Manufacturing Strategy in a major UK company. The approach is described and a number of guidelines are proposed. Firstly we outline our approach that consisted of a seven point plan to ensure compatibility with work already carried out by the company. Next the paper describes the experience of strategy formulation within the company. this includes an appraisal of the level of management commitment, vertical integration, process of strategy formulation and the ultimate success of the strategy. The paper concludes with a number of guidelines for linking manufacturing strategy and process improvement.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in manufacturing technology IX: proceedings of the 11th national conference on manufacturing research
EditorsD. Stockton, C. Wainwright
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Pages656-660
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9780748404001
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sep 1995

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