Dimensions of manufacturing strength in the furniture industry

Dimensions of manufacturing strength in the furniture industry This paper explores dimensions of manufacturing competitive strength in the furniture industry. A theoretically relevant set of manufacturing competitive priorities is identified from the operations literature and factor analyzed to determine the core dimensions of manufacturing performance. Relationships between these core dimensions of manufacturing strength and overall business performance are examined. The results identify four dimensions of manufacturing strength in the furniture industry: innovation, delivery, flexibility, and value, with the latter encompassing the combined effects of quality and cost. The study supports innovation as a key order winner in the furniture industry. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Operations Management Elsevier

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 1997 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
0272-6963
DOI
10.1016/S0272-6963(97)00012-0
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Abstract

This paper explores dimensions of manufacturing competitive strength in the furniture industry. A theoretically relevant set of manufacturing competitive priorities is identified from the operations literature and factor analyzed to determine the core dimensions of manufacturing performance. Relationships between these core dimensions of manufacturing strength and overall business performance are examined. The results identify four dimensions of manufacturing strength in the furniture industry: innovation, delivery, flexibility, and value, with the latter encompassing the combined effects of quality and cost. The study supports innovation as a key order winner in the furniture industry.

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Journal of Operations ManagementElsevier

Published: Nov 1, 1997

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