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Agility assessment in manufacturing companies

Galankashi, M. R. and Helmi, S. A. and Abdul Rahim, A. R. and Rafiei, F. M. (2019) Agility assessment in manufacturing companies. Benhmarking, 26 (7). ISSN 1463-5771

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Official URL: http://www.dx.doi.org/10.1108/BIJ-10-2018-0328


Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to propose a framework to assess the agility of manufacturing companies. Design/methodology/approach: Particularly, three supply chain logistic drivers (facility, transportation and inventory) along with three cross-functional drivers (information, sourcing and pricing) are selected as the main sets to classify all required activities of agility. In addition, supply chain contracts, as an important indicator of supply chain agility, is also considered to categorize the activities. These activities are ranked using an (AHP) and then categorized based on the major perspectives of agility. Finally, using a cycle view of supply chain, the developed activities are categorized as the major policies of supply chain’s echelons. Findings: This study developed a framework to evaluate the agility of manufacturing companies. Operational activities of agile supply chain strategy (ASCS) in addition to supply chain contracts are determined and categorized with regard to supply chain drivers. Originality/value: This study contributes to recognizing, ranking and classifying the operational activities of ASCS with regard to logistics and cross-functional drivers of supply chain. In addition, this study considers the supply chain contracts in conjunction with supply chain drivers. From the theoretic and methodological features, to the best of authors’ knowledge, this study contributes to offer new insights to this area as no similar research has been conducted before.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:analytic hierarchy process, manufacturers, supply chain
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:89474
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:09 Feb 2021 12:26
Last Modified:09 Feb 2021 12:26

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