Any company that is striving to improve its manufacturing operations must over the longer term make improvements and investments in both the organisation for manufacturing and the systems and technology that are required. However, for any firm there is a limit to the amount of change that an organisation can manage or cope with at any one time. Given this, an organisation must make choices as to what improvement and change activities to invest in, and what to delay. Over time, the issue becomes one of sequence, and the sequence chosen can be represented as a trajectory.
KeywordsForeign Direct Investment Organisational Change Mass Customisation Technological Investment Lean Production
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