International Journal of Production Economics. May 20, 1999, Vol. 62 Issue 1-2, p155, 1 p.
Production management -- Models and Competition (Economics) -- Research
A conceptual model is proposed which will guide the best practice firms in the UK towards their goal of becoming agile manufacturing organizations. The model, which is based on a joint research, identifies key enablers or pillars that are vital in attaining agile manufacturing such as core competencies, rapid prototyping and change management. A survey of UK companies reveals that the laying down of foundations vital in attaining competitive market edge is already being undertaken by such firms.