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The decade of the 1980s has been witness to a long period of stable, sustained economic growth in the American economy, with moderate inflation, favourable interest rates, and steady growth in GNP. The decade has been remarkably free of the economic turmoil that marred the 1970s ‐ double digit...
Operations managers are now more than ever acutely aware of the importance of Manufacturing Lead Times (MLT). Tremendous advantages such as increased flexibility, increased responsiveness, decreased work in process (WIP) inventories, improved due date performance, and decreased finished goods...
Scholars and managers in international distribution have advocated a global approach to distribution as the best strategy to cope with the globalization of markets. This research provides empirical evidence from US multinational firms that globalized distribution is not happening and is not...
One of the outcomes of the fiercely competitive business environment of the late 1980s and early 1990s has been the increasing attention which has been paid to logistical issues in many types of business. The demands of the customers of manufacturing concerns for greater flexibility, faster...
The market for logistics services in Europe is undergoing unprecedented change. Not only is it being affected by world‐ scale developments, such as the globalization of manufacturing industry and the genesis of internationalisation in retailing, but there are major impacts within Europe itself....
The aim of this paper is to present some basic theoretical ideas for achieving a more effective materials supply and a summary of the experiences gained from a research study which focused on achieving synchronization between production requirements and materials replenishment from suppliers....
More and more, customer service is proving to be a source of competitive advantage for manufacturing firms, enabling leaders to remain ahead of the pack and providing the added thrust to allow a challenger to attack and overtake the leader. The articulation of the role of service must take place...
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