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Date 26-26 Oct. 1995

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  • Agile manufacturing: a strategy for the 21st century

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):1/1 - 1/6
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    Agility offers great potential for business growth. However, firms cannot afford to wait around to see if agility takes off or wait to learn from others' mistakes. Furthermore, there is no room here for scepticism and negative attitudes. A positive response is called for-attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference! No doubt, some aspects of the agility vision may not come to fruition-wh... View full abstract»

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  • The ability to respond to peak seasonal demand

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2/1 - 2/6
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    Demand for soft drinks in the United Kingdom market is a highly seasonal business, with summer production being 2 to 4 times that of the winter months. The unpredictability ofthe British summer weather creates further challenges for the manufacturer, because a few hot days can have a dramatic effect on sales. Britvic Soft Drinks canning operation is one of the largest in Europe, and the factory mu... View full abstract»

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  • Agility is easy, but effective agile manufacturing is not

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):3/1 - 3/4
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    The Iaccoca Institute in 1990 produced a paper in which they stated that the competitive environment was changing and that competitive advantage would be gained by those enterprises who are capable of responding rapidly to demand for highly customised, high quality products. The implication of this was that there would be a need to develop organisations and facilities which would be significantly ... View full abstract»

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  • Agile manufacturing-the role of rapid response logistics

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):4/1 - 4/3
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    As producers, manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers seek ever more effective ways of bringing products to market so they increasingly turn to examining their supply chains to find ways to reduce costs and investment, particularly in working capital. They also turn to time compression of their logistics to improve market responsiveness and avoid potential stock obsolescence. Today creation of th... View full abstract»

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