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BEYOND PRACTICES: A QUALITATIVE INQUIRY INTO HIGH PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS ASSEMBLY

BEYOND PRACTICES: A QUALITATIVE INQUIRY INTO HIGH PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS ASSEMBLY This paper is based on the cumulative or synergies theory of manufacturing performance, as opposed to the trade‐off perspective. The paper compares the cases of two British contract electronics assemblers, the first one having achieved a high level of performance on productivity, quality, and dependability, and the second one having achieved a lower level of performance on these criteria but higher flexibility. The case material is used to develop a “high school” analogy that helps to understand why companies come to achieve cumulative manufacturing performance in an industrial sector where competitive pressure is particularly high. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Production and Operations Management Wiley

BEYOND PRACTICES: A QUALITATIVE INQUIRY INTO HIGH PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS ASSEMBLY

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Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
© 2001 Production and Operations Management Society
ISSN
1059-1478
eISSN
1937-5956
DOI
10.1111/j.1937-5956.2001.tb00088.x
Publisher site
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Abstract

This paper is based on the cumulative or synergies theory of manufacturing performance, as opposed to the trade‐off perspective. The paper compares the cases of two British contract electronics assemblers, the first one having achieved a high level of performance on productivity, quality, and dependability, and the second one having achieved a lower level of performance on these criteria but higher flexibility. The case material is used to develop a “high school” analogy that helps to understand why companies come to achieve cumulative manufacturing performance in an industrial sector where competitive pressure is particularly high.

Journal

Production and Operations ManagementWiley

Published: Dec 1, 2001

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