Promoting adaptive agility through modularity: a Chinese case
by Ling Ding; Jin-xi Wu; Taohua Ouyang
International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management (IJMTM), Vol. 33, No. 6, 2019

Abstract: Organisational agility is currently a popular topic in a dynamic and uncertain environment as to the academic and practitioner communities. This paper, taking Hisense from China's manufacturing as a case, aims to reveal the building process and triggers of adaptive agility through R&D and production of Chinese flat-panel TVs from the perspective of modularity. This paper opens the black box between modularity and adaptive agility. It suggests that the adaptive systems of R&D and production are built through modularity. They can bring adaptive agilities including diversified varieties, advanced features, fast time-to-market, high quality and low cost (price). Enterprise achieves the balance of 'degree' and overall optimal performance price ratio.

Online publication date: Mon, 20-Jan-2020

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