Factory on demand: the shaping of an agile production network

Factory on demand: the shaping of an agile production network The competitive advantage in manufacturing has shifted from the mass production paradigm to the one that is based on fast‐responsiveness and flexibility. A worldwide wave of industrial restructuring and the re‐emergence of “small firms” have paved ways for the evolution of dispersed manufacturing networks in various degrees of complexity. With the rapid advances in internet technology, the emerging Factory‐on‐Demand mode of electronic production will create a greater opportunity for both producers and customers in the co‐creation of products and markets. Such a change will have far‐reaching implications in production practice beyond that of mass customization. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Agile Management Systems Emerald Publishing

Factory on demand: the shaping of an agile production network

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 1999 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1465-4652
DOI
10.1108/14654659910280901
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Abstract

The competitive advantage in manufacturing has shifted from the mass production paradigm to the one that is based on fast‐responsiveness and flexibility. A worldwide wave of industrial restructuring and the re‐emergence of “small firms” have paved ways for the evolution of dispersed manufacturing networks in various degrees of complexity. With the rapid advances in internet technology, the emerging Factory‐on‐Demand mode of electronic production will create a greater opportunity for both producers and customers in the co‐creation of products and markets. Such a change will have far‐reaching implications in production practice beyond that of mass customization.

Journal

International Journal of Agile Management SystemsEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 1, 1999

Keywords: Agile production; Competitive advantage; Hong Kong; Internet; Manufacturing

References

  • A lean and global smaller firm
    Karlsson, C; Ahlstrom, P.
  • Logistical support for manufacturing agility in global markets
    Vastag, G; Kasarda, J.D; Bonne, T.

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