Manufacturing strategy formulation process – evidence from SMEs
2012 (English)In: Proceedings of the 3rd EurOMA-POMS World Conference, 2012Conference paper (Refereed)
This paper presents an empirical study of the formulation process of manufacturing strategies using a conceptual framework in small and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises. SMEs are known to have an informal and unintentional strategy formulation process and this study shows that SMEs can benefit using guidance in the manufacturing strategy formulation process. The conceptual framework provides a structure, which facilitates the understanding and the way of working. Other benefits are a closer dialogue between different functions of a company, a shared view in the organisation of improvements in manufacturing and a common view of their competitive priorities.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Manufacturing strategy, SMEs, formulation process
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-31402OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-31402DiVA: diva2:954015
The 3rd EurOMA-POMS World Conference, Amsterdam, the Netherlands