1st Edition

Transformation to Agility
Manufacturing in the Marketplace of Unanticipated Change

ISBN 9780815380337
Published November 13, 2019 by Routledge
320 Pages

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Book Description

History is replete with examples of one political system replacing another, one scientific discovery invalidating another – and this cycle has occurred repeatedly in the production of goods and products for society. This book, first published in 1998, examines the massive transition currently taking place: the decline of the system of mass manufacturing. Various global changes in American business and manufacturing have forced a review of accepted thinking, and this book is a key text in this evaluation.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. Stages of Manufacturing  3. Manufacturing in the 21st Century  4. Methodology  5. Development of a Theory of Agility  6. Case 1: Arrowplane and Composit Materials, Inc.  7. Case 2: Thompson Enterprises and Bilmo Incorporated  8. Agility and the Global Aerospace Industry  9. Creating a Measure of Agility  10. Analysis and Model Revisions

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