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A system to support the enhancement of strategic flexibility in manufacturing enterprises

Price, D.H.R., Beach, R., Muhlemann, Alan P., Sharp, John A., Paterson, Andrew H. (1998) A system to support the enhancement of strategic flexibility in manufacturing enterprises. European Journal of Operational Research, 109 (2). pp. 362-376. ISSN 0377-2217. (doi:10.1016/S0377-2217(98)00063-0) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:17512)

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Abstract

Manufacturing companies are finding it necessary to change their corporate strategy with increasing frequency, as a result of more rapid changes either in the demands made by customers or in the company's view of business. However, it is only possible to respond to these pressures for change if the information systems of the organisation are capable of helping the companies meet these new requirements. The aim of the work described here is to develop a decision support system (DSS) that will help companies to enhance their strategic flexibility, that is to increase the ability of their systems to support a broader range of corporate strategies. The development of this system is discussed. Particular attention is paid to describing the structure of the DSS and the manner in which the extensive fieldwork carried out with UK manufacturing businesses has provided information about the appropriate factors and parameters to be included in the system. Possible further development of the DSS is briefly considered.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/S0377-2217(98)00063-0
Uncontrolled keywords: manufacturing; strategy; flexibility; decision support system
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics > HA33 Management Science
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Kent Business School (do not use)
Depositing User: M.A. Ziai
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2009 17:13 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 12:28 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/17512 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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