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A methodology for assessing time-based competitive advantage of manufacturing firms

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Compressing the time from idea to market has become a focal competitive priority of global manufacturing companies. Develops a framework that assesses the strategic value of a company in terms of its "time" performance. The primary tool employed to accomplish this is an agility matrix whose cells represent intersection of agility-determinants and segments of time-to-market. After grading a company on each cell, a weighted sum, called the "agility index" is computed, which is an indicator of the firm's capability to compete on time.
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Keywords: Agile Production; Competitive Strategy; Flexibility; Human Resource Management; Manufacturing Strategy; Methodology; Quality; Time Management

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 1995

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