Agile Manufacturing has emerged as a new paradigm for coping with the dynamic and turbulent manufacturing environments of the twenty-first century. Much work has been done to identify the basic elements deemed necessary for agility, using a “one size fits all” approach. Different types of agile manufacturing systems, however, will be required for different agile manufacturing environments. This paper discusses agile manufacturing from this point-of-view.
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Shewchuk, J.P. (1998). Agile Manufacturing: One Size Does Not Fit All. In: Bititci, U.S., Carrie, A.S. (eds) Strategic Management of the Manufacturing Value Chain. IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing, vol 2. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-35321-0_16
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