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Measuring Leanness and Agility of Job Shops: A Rating Scale Based on Expert Consensus

1Engineering Technology & Management, Ohio University, Athens, USA


Journal of Business and Management Sciences. 2018, Vol. 6 No. 3, 112-117
DOI: 10.12691/jbms-6-3-8
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Zaki Kuruppalil. Measuring Leanness and Agility of Job Shops: A Rating Scale Based on Expert Consensus. Journal of Business and Management Sciences. 2018; 6(3):112-117. doi: 10.12691/jbms-6-3-8.

Correspondence to: Zaki  Kuruppalil, Engineering Technology & Management, Ohio University, Athens, USA. Email: kuruppal@ohio.edu

Abstract

The importance for job shops in manufacturing spectrum is increasing as the market requires low volume, high quality, custom and specific products. With global competition towards customization, job shops are striving to streamline their operations for better yield and exceed customer expectations by shorter speed to market and maintaining budgetary confinements of customer. In that scenario, both lean and agile manufacturing strategies are important to job shops for improving efficiencies and responding to rapidly changing customer needs. This paper presents a rapid assessment tool for job shops to determine where they stand in terms of exhibiting lean and agile characteristics.

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