A new taxonomy of modern manufacturing practices

A new taxonomy of modern manufacturing practices Outlines a comprehensive taxonomy of modern manufacturing practices. Previous attempts have tended to be partial in coverage and to concentrate on performance issues, rather than explain the reasons why a particular practice may have been adopted. In order to overcome these problems, the new taxonomy categorizes manufacturing practices according to two dimensions: strategic emphasis and primary domain of application. Suggests 20 different categories of practice for a total of 87 practices. Supplements the taxonomy by a list of definitions which specify each of the practices identified. Considers practical implications of the taxonomy, as well as its limitations. Future research suggestions include using the taxonomy to provide the basis for systematic surveys of manufacturing, as well as closer examination of the links between companies’ manufacturing strategy and financial performance. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Operations & Production Management Emerald Publishing

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 1997 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0144-3577
DOI
10.1108/01443579710177879
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Abstract

Outlines a comprehensive taxonomy of modern manufacturing practices. Previous attempts have tended to be partial in coverage and to concentrate on performance issues, rather than explain the reasons why a particular practice may have been adopted. In order to overcome these problems, the new taxonomy categorizes manufacturing practices according to two dimensions: strategic emphasis and primary domain of application. Suggests 20 different categories of practice for a total of 87 practices. Supplements the taxonomy by a list of definitions which specify each of the practices identified. Considers practical implications of the taxonomy, as well as its limitations. Future research suggestions include using the taxonomy to provide the basis for systematic surveys of manufacturing, as well as closer examination of the links between companies’ manufacturing strategy and financial performance.

Journal

International Journal of Operations & Production ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Nov 1, 1997

Keywords: Classification; Manufacturing strategy; Methods

References

  • New Wave Manufacturing Strategies
    Storey, J.
  • Time‐based management of technology: a taxonomic integration of tactical and strategic roles
    Gehani, R.R.
  • A survey and taxonomy of strategy‐related performance measures for manufacturing
    White, G.P.
  • Manufacturing strategy: propositions, current research, renewed directions
    Swink, M.; Way, M.H.
  • Production competences and business strategy: do they affect business performance?
    Vickery, S.K.; Droge, C.; Markland, R.E.
  • The psychology of lean production
    Womack, J.P.

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