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Managing agility and productivity in the electronics industry

Managing agility and productivity in the electronics industry Managing the production and operations of a contemporary electronics manufacturing is challenging. Companies need to be proactive for uncertainties of the market in a productive way. This paper analyses the electronics manufacturing context and proposes the data system implementations based on context requirements. The general trends in electronics manufacturing are time‐based competition, increasing product variety and new technologies. Cost structure changes are driving productivity. Price erosion is forcing flexible operations and fast inventory turn rates. The uncertainties in electronics manufacturing that need especial management are: volume – the change in demand and its effect on lead‐time of order‐fulfilment; product mix – managing product variety and lot sizing issues and product life cycles – changing products and production technologies. Managing and measuring these dimensions require wide implementation of ERP packages. In some cases, more advance planning tools such as product configurators and advanced planning systems are required. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Industrial Management & Data Systems Emerald Publishing

Managing agility and productivity in the electronics industry

Industrial Management & Data Systems , Volume 104 (7): 11 – Sep 1, 2004

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2004 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0263-5577
DOI
10.1108/02635570410550232
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Abstract

Managing the production and operations of a contemporary electronics manufacturing is challenging. Companies need to be proactive for uncertainties of the market in a productive way. This paper analyses the electronics manufacturing context and proposes the data system implementations based on context requirements. The general trends in electronics manufacturing are time‐based competition, increasing product variety and new technologies. Cost structure changes are driving productivity. Price erosion is forcing flexible operations and fast inventory turn rates. The uncertainties in electronics manufacturing that need especial management are: volume – the change in demand and its effect on lead‐time of order‐fulfilment; product mix – managing product variety and lot sizing issues and product life cycles – changing products and production technologies. Managing and measuring these dimensions require wide implementation of ERP packages. In some cases, more advance planning tools such as product configurators and advanced planning systems are required.

Journal

Industrial Management & Data SystemsEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 1, 2004

Keywords: Electronics industry; Manufacturing systems; Enterprise zones; Resource management

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