Establishing agile supply networks through competence profiling
Armoutis, N., Maropoulos, P. G. (Paul G.), Matthews, Peter C. and Lomas, C. D. W.. (2008) Establishing agile supply networks through competence profiling. International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing , Vol.21 (No.2). pp. 166-173. ISSN 0951-192XFull text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09511920701607683
Concurrent engineering has been seen as the main means to respond to the increased complexity of engineering systems in sectors such as automotive, aerospace and defence. However, concurrent methods fail to respond to unpredicted events such as late customer requests or technological advances that dictate unexpected product or process alterations. Focusing on the organizational competence notion, the current paper introduces an agile supply network establishment process that enables evaluation of the impact of an event and suggests rapid restructuring of supply networks. The ideas described have been tested with over two hundred engineering small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the North East region of England proving to be of significant benefit to them. Participant companies are mainly engaged in the defence and aerospace industry.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Electronic computers. Computer science. Computer software
T Technology > TS Manufactures
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > WMG (Formerly the Warwick Manufacturing Group)|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Organizational effectiveness, Engineering systems, Information networks, Computer integrated manufacturing systems, Delivery of goods -- Management, Business logistics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing|
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis Ltd.|
|Number of Pages:||8|
|Page Range:||pp. 166-173|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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