A unified classification of manufacturing strategies and design processes

Timothy Baines, D.J. Hamblin, D.K. Harrison

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This article categorises manufacturing strategy design processes and presents the characteristics of resulting strategies. This work will therefore assist practitioners to appreciate the implications of planning activities. The article presents a framework for classifying manufacturing strategy processes and the resulting strategies. Each process and respective strategy is then considered in detail. In this consideration the preferred approach is presented for formulating a world class manufacturing strategy. Finally, conclusions and recommendations for further work are given.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281-286
Number of pages6
JournalEngineering Management Journal
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1993


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