Title: Exploring linkages between manufacturing competence and business performance

Authors: G.S. Dangayach, S.G. Deshmukh

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, J.L. Nehru Marg, Jaipur 302017, India. ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110016, India

Abstract: This paper presents a framework for measurement of manufacturing competence and business performance. This framework is applied to compute Manufacturing Competence Index and Business Performance Index, based on an extensive survey of Indian manufacturing companies. The study included companies from four major manufacturing sectors, viz. automobile, electronics, machinery, and process. Sector-wise Manufacturing Competence Index (MCI) and Business Performance Index (BPI) are calculated. An attempt is made to investigate the correlation between business performance and manufacturing competence.

Keywords: manufacturing strategy; competitive priorities; Manufacturing Competence Index; Business Performance Index; India.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBPM.2004.005629

International Journal of Business Performance Management, 2004 Vol.6 No.3/4, pp.211 - 232

Published online: 08 Nov 2004 *

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