Manufacturing Strategy

Decision Categories in Manufacturing Strategy

Decisions in manufacturing related issues are usually organized into categories, generally known as decision categories. There are various proposed frameworks relating to decision categories in manufacturing. The number of decision categories differs a little among several authors. We will bifurcate the decision categories of manufacturing into structural and infrastructural categories. Structural ...

Competitive Priorities in Operations Management

In operations management, competitive priorities are a crucial decision variable for operations managers. Competitive priorities signify a strategic focus on building specific manufacturing capabilities that can improve a plant’s position in the market. Such focus may guide decisions with regards to the capacity, technology, production process, planning, control, etc. In ...