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The Competitive Characteristics of Scottish Manufacturing Companies

The Competitive Characteristics of Scottish Manufacturing Companies Aims to examine the competitive characteristics of Scottishmanufacturing industry as perceived by the companies themselves. Reportson an empirical survey of all medium over 100 employees to largemanufacturing companies located in Scotland. The high response ratereflects the topicality of the subjectmatter at director level. Beginsby providing a brief profile of respondents, then focuses on the presentsituation facing Scottish manufacturing companies. Themes discussed inthis section include marketing practices current competitive featuresbuyingpurchasing effectiveness planning, control and appraisal methodsand finally the critical factors which are currently providing acompetitive edge to companies activities. The next section brieflydiscusses present and future issues relating to exporting and Europe.Finally looks to the future by examining issues such as internal factorsof importance to business success, proposed investment in engineeringmanufacturing techniques, future challenges from external sources andlastly, likely strategic directions over the next five years. 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 © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0144-3577
DOI
10.1108/01443579210013136
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Abstract

Aims to examine the competitive characteristics of Scottishmanufacturing industry as perceived by the companies themselves. Reportson an empirical survey of all medium over 100 employees to largemanufacturing companies located in Scotland. The high response ratereflects the topicality of the subjectmatter at director level. Beginsby providing a brief profile of respondents, then focuses on the presentsituation facing Scottish manufacturing companies. Themes discussed inthis section include marketing practices current competitive featuresbuyingpurchasing effectiveness planning, control and appraisal methodsand finally the critical factors which are currently providing acompetitive edge to companies activities. The next section brieflydiscusses present and future issues relating to exporting and Europe.Finally looks to the future by examining issues such as internal factorsof importance to business success, proposed investment in engineeringmanufacturing techniques, future challenges from external sources andlastly, likely strategic directions over the next five years.

Journal

International Journal of Operations & Production ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 1, 1992

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