Title: A study of enablers of agile manufacturing
Author: Mohd. Asif Hasan, Ravi Shankar, Joseph Sarkis, Arif Suhail, Sameera Asif
University Polytechnic, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 202002, India.
Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110 016, India.
Graduate School of Management, Clark University, 950 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01610-1477, USA.
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 202002, India.
University Polytechnic, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 202002, India
Abstract: Agile manufacturing, as a new manufacturing paradigm, requires a systematic study of its enablers to aid in successful adoption and implementation of the concept and practice. This study identifies and determines a relationship among the various enablers for the agile manufacturing philosophy. A systemic relationship among various enablers help to identify for researchers and industry the complexities and dynamics involved in the nurturing and implementation of agile manufacturing in an effective and appropriate manner. Enablers are identified and supported from various literary sources. The systemic relationship among these enablers is developed using Interpretive Structural Modelling (ISM).
Keywords: agile manufacturing; enablers; ISM; interpretive structural modelling; agility.
Int. J. of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2009 Vol.4, No.4, pp.407 - 430
Available online: 25 Mar 2009