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Journal Cover Benchmarking : An International Journal
  [SJR: 0.556]   [H-I: 38]   [11 followers]  Follow
    
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  • Lean implementation and a process approach-an exploratory study
    • First page: 1122
      Abstract: Benchmarking: An International Journal, Volume 24, Issue 5, July 2017.
      Purpose This paper proposes, that without acknowledging that lean adoption needs to reach beyond the shop floor, it cannot be sustained, and neither is the transformation into a truly lean enterprise possible. This paper is an attempt to address the gap in the scientific knowledge regarding the challenges of lean adoption in manufacturing organizations. The underlying assumption is that successful and sustainable adoption of lean should be approached from the perspective of business process change. By applying the logic of business process change to manufacturing environments, and by exploring the opportunities for lean implementation that reach far beyond manufacturing, the study is expected to contribute to the development of the existing knowledge. Design/methodology/approach The research objectives were achieved by conducting the qualitative case study. Two case companies were chosen based on their differing approaches to the introduction and implementation of lean initiatives. Data was collected through in depth, semi-structured interviews supported by shop-floor observations. Findings The paper provides insights into how can lean implementation be facilitated while a systematic, business process change is utilized. By contrasting the two cases, meaningful conclusions were drawn and certain managerial implications outlined. Originality/value This paper presents a new approach to lean implementation and aims to bridge both the theoretical and empirical gaps between the concepts of lean implementation and business process management.
      Citation: Benchmarking: An International Journal
      PubDate: 2017-05-18T11:25:59Z
      DOI: 10.1108/BIJ-02-2016-0018
       
  • A fuzzy goal programming approach for selecting sustainable suppliers
    • First page: 1138
      Abstract: Benchmarking: An International Journal, Volume 24, Issue 5, July 2017.
      Purpose Due to the ever increasing concern towards sustainability, suppliers nowadays are evaluated on the basis of environmental performances. The data on supplier's performance is not always available in quantitative form and evaluating supplier on the basis of qualitative data is a challenging task. The purpose of this paper is to develop a framework for the selection of suppliers by evaluating them on the basis of both quantitative and qualitative data. Design/methodology/approach Literature on sustainability, green supply chain and lean practices related to supplier selection is critically reviewed. Based on this, a two phase fuzzy goal programming approach integrating hyperbolic membership function is proposed to solve the ambiguous supplier selection problem. Findings Results obtained through the proposed approach is compared with the traditional models (Jadidi, Zolfaghari, & Cavalieri, 2014; Ozkok & Tiryaki, 2011; Zimmermann, 1978) of supplier selection and was found to be optimal as it achieves higher aspiration level. Practical implications The proposed model is adaptive to solve real world problems of supplier selection as all criterion do not possess the same weights, so the managers can change the criterion and their weights according to their requirement. Originality/value This paper provides the decision makers a robust framework to evaluate and select sustainable supplier based on both quantitative and qualitative data. The results obtained through the proposed model achieves greater satisfaction level as compared to those achieved by traditional methods.
      Citation: Benchmarking: An International Journal
      PubDate: 2017-05-18T11:26:51Z
      DOI: 10.1108/BIJ-11-2015-0110
       
  • Capability Assessment of Army Spare Parts Replenishment System:
           Suitability for a Dynamic Time Separated Lean-Agile Supply
    • First page: 1166
      Abstract: Benchmarking: An International Journal, Volume 24, Issue 5, July 2017.
      Purpose The paper is aimed at identifying the strengths and weaknesses of the current spare parts replenishment system of the Army. This exercise is being done with an aim to assess the capability of the current system to implement a time separated lean-agile system of spare parts replenishment. Design/methodology/approach The paper is based on a survey conducted on people in managerial ranks, working in the field of military logistics. The survey is thereafter summarized to ascertain the current status of spare parts replenishment system in the army. The findings of the survey are elaborated at the end of the paper. Findings The strengths of the current spare parts replenishment system are highlighted. This is followed with the weaknesses of the system in implementing a dynamic lean-agile replenishment system Originality/value The paper is aimed at assessing the capability of the current spare parts replenishment system and its ability to adapt to a novel replenishment system that is lean in peace time to save money and agile during war to increase reliability of equipment achieved by a certainty of supply. The survey conducted on the persons actually involved in this logistics reveals areas that need emphasis in order to achieve such a time separated lean-agile replenishment system.
      Citation: Benchmarking: An International Journal
      PubDate: 2017-05-18T11:26:49Z
      DOI: 10.1108/BIJ-11-2015-0113
       
  • An Approach to Address Principal Supplier Development Impediments
    • First page: 1190
      Abstract: Benchmarking: An International Journal, Volume 24, Issue 5, July 2017.
      Purpose The purpose of this paper is to assist a manufacturer for determining the principal Supplier Development Impediments (SDIs) that are affecting the Supplier Development Programs (SDPs) and yield a basis for drawing the appropriate mitigation strategies. Design/methodology/approach The proposed approach starts with the application of fuzzy analytic hierarchy process and Pareto analysis to obtain the principal SDIs. Subsequently, the Interpretive Structural Modeling (ISM) and Fuzzy-Matrice d'Impacts Croisés-Multiplication Appliquée à un Classement (FMICMAC) analysis are applied on the principal SDIs to explore the root causes inducing ineffectiveness in the SDPs. Findings The outcomes of the proposed approach were demonstrated through a case study conducted in an Indian automotive components manufacturing company. The principal SDIs were identified, ranked, classified and structurally related for the said case company’s manufacturing environment. It was found that, lack of competent workforce, level of nascent relationship between manufacturer and suppliers and poor devolution of authority were the main SDIs that the case company has to primarily focus to make its SDPs effective. Research limitations/implications Although the study was conducted in a practical case situation, the obtained results are not indiscriminate to the other case situations. However, the proposed approach can be applied for analyzing the SDIs in any manufacturing environment once the set of SDIs relevant to that environment are carefully chosen. Practical implications The methodology would assist a manufacturer to proactively identify the SDIs that it has to primarily focus and subsequently devise the mitigation strategies for smooth running of its SDPs. Originality/value By utilizing the identified SDIs and applying the proposed methodology a manufacturer can find the main SDIs that are making the SDPs ineffective and accordingly fix the hindrances through certain mitigation strategies designed.
      Citation: Benchmarking: An International Journal
      PubDate: 2017-05-18T11:27:03Z
      DOI: 10.1108/BIJ-12-2015-0120
       
  • Benchmarking Knowledge Management Practices in Small and Medium
           Enterprises: A Fuzzy Multicriteria Group Decision Making Approach
    • First page: 1215
      Abstract: Benchmarking: An International Journal, Volume 24, Issue 5, July 2017.
      Purpose The purpose of this paper is to formulate the process of measuring and benchmarking the performance of knowledge management (KM) practices as a multicriteria group decision making problem and presents a new multicriteria group decision making approach for effectively evaluating the performance of KM practices to meet the interests of various stakeholders in small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Design/methodology/approach A new multicriteria group decision making approach is developed for evaluating the performance of KM practices of individual SMEs. Intuitionistic fuzzy numbers are used for representing the subjective assessments of decision makers in evaluating the relative importance of the evaluation criteria and the performance of individual KM practices with respect to specific evaluation criteria. A fuzzy multicriteria group decision making algorithm is developed for measuring and benchmarking the performance of alternative KM practices. Findings The proposed multicriteria group decision making approach is capable of effectively evaluating the performance of KM practices through adequately considering the presence of multiple decision makers, the multi-dimensional nature of the evaluation problem and appropriately modeling the subjectiveness and imprecision of the evaluation process. The presentation of an example shows that the proposed fuzzy multicriteria group decision making algorithm is simple to use and efficient in computation. Research limitations/implications The outcome of the multicriteria group decision making approach is highly dependent on the inputs provided by the decision maker. Practical implications The novelty from this research lies in the utilization of a multicriteria group decision making approach for evaluating the performance of KM practices in an organization. The outcome from the performance evaluation process allows the enterprise to adopt appropriate KM practices for achieving competitive advantages. Originality/value The originality of the paper is on the development of the multicriteria group decision making approach for effectively measuring and benchmarking the performance of KM practices of individual SMEs.
      Citation: Benchmarking: An International Journal
      PubDate: 2017-05-18T11:27:02Z
      DOI: 10.1108/BIJ-01-2016-0013
       
  • DEA and Monte Carlo Simulation Approach towards Green Car Selection
    • First page: 1234
      Abstract: Benchmarking: An International Journal, Volume 24, Issue 5, July 2017.
      Purpose Automakers are engaged in manufacturing both efficient and inefficient green cars. The purpose of this paper is to categorise efficient green cars and inefficient green cars followed by making improvement of efficiencies of identified inefficient green cars for distribution fitting. Design/methodology/approach We have used 2014 edition of secondary data published by the Automotive Research Centre of Automobile Club of Southern California. The paper provides methodology of applying data envelopment analysis (DEA) consisting of 50 decision making units (DMUs) of green cars with 6 input indices (emission, braking, ride quality, acceleration, turning circle, and luggage capacity) and 2 output indices (miles per gallon (MPG), and torque) integrated with Monte Carlo simulation for drawing significant statistical inferences graphically. Findings The findings of this study showed that there are 27 efficient and 23 inefficient DMUs along with improvement matrix. Additionally, the study highlighted the best fitting distributions for improved efficient green cars for respective indices. Research limitations/implications This study suffers from limitations associated with 2014 edition of secondary data used in this research. Practical implications This study may be useful for motorists with efficient listing of green cars, whereas automakers can be benefitted with distribution fitting of improved efficient green cars using Monte Carlo simulation for calibration. Originality/value The paper uses DEA to empirically examine classification of green cars and applies Monte Carlo simulation for distribution fitting to improved efficient green cars to decide appropriate range of their attributes for calibration.
      Citation: Benchmarking: An International Journal
      PubDate: 2017-05-18T11:26:37Z
      DOI: 10.1108/BIJ-11-2015-0112
       
  • Identification and analysis of employee branding typology using fuzzy
           c-means clustering
    • First page: 1253
      Abstract: Benchmarking: An International Journal, Volume 24, Issue 5, July 2017.
      Purpose This study aims at identifying and analysing the typology of employee branding in an airline company using fuzzy c-means (FCM) clustering to improve the quality of employee brand. Design/methodology/approach Data was collected from employees of Air India, Chennai division using a questionnaire and analysed using FCM to find the optimum cluster number. The nature of each cluster was analysed to know its type. Findings The results prove the presence of four types viz. all-stars, injured reserves, rookies and strike-out kings in the aviation company. It is proven that employees in all-star have high level of knowledge of desired brand (KDB) and psychological contract (PC), those in injured reserves have high KDB and low PC, rookies have low KDB and high PC and strike-out kings have low KDB and PC. Research limitations/implications Results of this study are limited to the Air India employees. This study contributes to employee branding by empirically substantiating the proposed typology using FCM. It proposes the need to analyse organisations individually before comparisons. Practical implications The management must focus on the quality of training and development programs to enhance the position of rookies and strike-out kings. It must also receive regular feedback from injured reserves and strike-out kings to evaluate their perception of PC. Originality/value This is the first paper to empirically prove the typology of employee branding and to implement FCM in clustering employees for enhancing the employee brand’s quality.
      Citation: Benchmarking: An International Journal
      PubDate: 2017-05-18T11:25:19Z
      DOI: 10.1108/BIJ-01-2016-0010
       
  • Globalization and Bank Efficiency Nexus: Empirical Evidence from the
           Malaysian Banking Sector
    • First page: 1269
      Abstract: Benchmarking: An International Journal, Volume 24, Issue 5, July 2017.
      Purpose The paper provides new empirical evidence on the impact of economic globalization on the efficiency of the banking sector. The paper also investigates to what extent the internal (i.e. bank specific characteristics) and external (i.e. macroeconomic conditions) factors influences the efficiency of banks while controlling for the impact of the different dimensions of globalization. Design/methodology/approach The analysis is confined into two stages. In the first stage, we employ the bias corrected Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) method to compute the efficiency of individual banks during the period 1999 – 2012. We then use bootstrap regressions to examine the impact of economic globalization on bank efficiency, while controlling for the potential impacts of contextual variables. Findings The empirical findings indicate that, the impacts of personal contacts, information flows and cultural proximity seem to work in favour of Malaysian banks’ efficiency. A plausible reason could be due to the fact that capital account liberalization is usually accompanied by liberalization of the financial services sector, resulting in a greater competition and subsequently eroding monopolistic profits. The empirical findings also bring forth the importance of and political globalization in determining the efficiency of banks operating in the Malaysian banking sector. Originality/value The present provides for the first time empirical evidence on the performance of the banking sector and to establish new empirical evidence on the impact of globalization. The empirical evidence on the impact of globalization on the banking sector is completely missing from the literature.
      Citation: Benchmarking: An International Journal
      PubDate: 2017-05-18T11:26:48Z
      DOI: 10.1108/BIJ-09-2014-0090
       
  • Relationships among ERP, supply chain orientation and operational
           performance: An analysis of structural equation modeling
    • First page: 1291
      Abstract: Benchmarking: An International Journal, Volume 24, Issue 5, July 2017.
      Purpose The principal aim of this study is to investigate the interactions among enterprise resource planning (ERP) practices, supply chain orientation (SCO), and operational performance (OPER) by forming a macro perspective based on a scientific foundation powered by a Resource-Based View (RBV). Design/methodology/approach Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses verified the underlying dimensions of SCO and ERP practices. The covariance-based structural equation modeling was employed to test the direct and indirect effects of SCO and ERP practices constructs on OPER. Findings Results revealed that SCO has significant and positive effects on OPER whereas ERP practices has not. Moreover, the indirect effect of ERP practices with the mediating effects of SCO is stronger than their direct effects. In addition, the origin of the ERP practices is found to be an important critical success factor. Originality/value Although much research has investigated the direct effect of ERP practices on performance, this study points out the importance of SCO in observing the stronger impacts of ERP practices.
      Citation: Benchmarking: An International Journal
      PubDate: 2017-05-18T11:26:24Z
      DOI: 10.1108/BIJ-11-2015-0116
       
  • To Examine the Relationships between Supplier Development Practices and
           Supplier-Buyer Relationship Practices from the Supplier's Perspective
    • First page: 1309
      Abstract: Benchmarking: An International Journal, Volume 24, Issue 5, July 2017.
      Purpose The purpose of this study is to examine the relationships between supplier development practices (SDP) and supplier-buyer relationship practices from the supplier's perspective (SBRSP), and seeks to understand how specific supplier development practices may impact on a buyer's operational performance as well as supplier-buyer relationship practices. Design/methodology/approach We conducted a survey of 512 respondents from the different manufacturing firms in India, and applied structural equation modelling (SEM) to test a structural model that proposes the impacts of various efforts of SDP on a buyer’s performance as well as SBRSP. Findings The study concludes that SDP and SBRSP together improve the relationship between buyer and supplier and this improved relationship leads for competitive advantages followed by profitability. Results indicate that SPBSR can be improved under the condition of SDP and SBRSP together. SDP are driven by Productive Measure (PM) and Competitive Pressure (CP) whereas Customer Uncertainty (CU) is found to be statistically insignificant. Research limitations/implications Study carried out is in North Maharashtra Industrial Zone of India where Auto sector and Machine/Components manufacturing firm are established from considerable time. Results of the study are limited to manufacturing organizations predominantly focusing on the automobile sector and Machine/Components manufacturing firm. Practical implications This study provides significant insights into the specific impact of various SDP and SBRSP for both academics and practitioners. SDP along with SBRSP practices lead to improvement in relationship leading to competitive advantages. SBRSP, suggests that trust, long term commitments and suppliers perspective are important practices for relationship improvement. Originality/value The current study attempts to identify what are the success factors for supplier-buyer relationship from the supplier's perspective and supplier development practices? And how supplier-buyer relationship can be improved under condition of supplier development practices and supplier-buyer relationship from the supplier's perspective? Hence the aim is at developing a more thorough understanding of the outcomes of a supplier-buyer relationship improvement from both buyer’s and supplier’s perspective, under the conditions of supplier development to achieve competitive advantages leading to profitability. Further, the study analyzes the effect of improved supplier-buyer relationship for achieving competitive advantage leading to profitability.
      Citation: Benchmarking: An International Journal
      PubDate: 2017-05-18T11:26:01Z
      DOI: 10.1108/BIJ-01-2016-0006
       
  • Design Chain Visibility: How much information should you share with your
           partners during New Product Development projects?
    • First page: 1337
      Abstract: Benchmarking: An International Journal, Volume 24, Issue 5, July 2017.
      Purpose Researchers maintain that the more activities of New Product Development (NPD) process are outsourced to partners, the higher the need for integration. This paper aims at studying: i. to what extent the amount of information shared with the partners during NPD projects (DC visibility) depends on the degree of outsourcing (DC virtuality), ii. what context variables (product features and business relationship features) influence this relationship. Design/methodology/approach This paper provides two sets of quantitative indexes to measure: the relevance of the activities outsourced during the NPD project (i.e. virtuality), in terms of the spread of the outsourced technological knowledge, and in terms of outsourced workload; and the amount of information that a focal company shares with product development partners (i.e. visibility). Seven NPD projects in different companies have been analyzed to investigate visibility, virtuality and the implications of contingencies. Findings The cross-case analysis shows that the amount of information shared with the partners during the NPD project varies with the relevance of outsourced activities. In particular, the higher the relevance, the higher the amount of information shared with the partner. Partner location and integration, trust, and ICT support have a role in determining the amount of information shared with each single partner. Originality/value This study adopts an original network perspective in that the whole set of partners involved in the NPD process is analyzed. New quantitative indexes of visibility and virtuality of NPD projects are proposed, along with original insights about the impact of context variables. The quantitative indexes provide also a useful managerial tool to evaluate whether a focal company has the possibility to build competitive advantages that exploit unique resources beyond the boundaries of the company.
      Citation: Benchmarking: An International Journal
      PubDate: 2017-05-18T11:26:03Z
      DOI: 10.1108/BIJ-04-2016-0059
       
  • A developed case-based reasoning system for machine tool selection
    • First page: 1364
      Abstract: Benchmarking: An International Journal, Volume 24, Issue 5, July 2017.
      Purpose Subtractive manufacturing process is the controlled removal of unwanted material from the parent workpiece for having the desired shape and size of the product. Several types of available machine tools are utilized to carry out this manufacturing operation. Selection of the most appropriate machine tool is thus one of the most crucial factors in deciding the success of a manufacturing organization. Ill-suited machine tool may often lead to reduced productivity, flexibility, precision and poor responsiveness. Choosing the best suited machine tool for a specific machining operation becomes more complex, as the process engineers have to consider a diverse range of available alternatives based on a set of conflicting criteria. Design/methodology/approach Case-based reasoning (CBR), an amalgamated domain of artificial intelligence and human cognitive process, has already been proven to be an effective tool for ill-defined and unstructured problems. It imitates human reasoning process, using specific knowledge accumulated from the previously encountered situations to solve new problems. This paper elucidates development and application of a CBR system for machine tool selection while fulfilling varying user defined requirements. Here, based on some specified process characteristic values, past similar cases are retrieved and reused to solve a current machine tool selection problem. Findings A software prototype is also developed in Visual BASIC 6.0 and three real time examples are illustrated to validate the application potentiality of CBR system for the said purpose. Originality/value The developed CBR system for machine tool selection retrieves a set of similar cases and selects the best matched case nearest to the given query set. It can successfully provide a reasonable solution to a given machine tool selection problem where there is a paucity of expert knowledge. It can also guide the process engineers in setting various parametric combinations for achieving maximum machining performance from the selected machine tool, although fine tuning of those settings may often be required.
      Citation: Benchmarking: An International Journal
      PubDate: 2017-05-18T11:27:04Z
      DOI: 10.1108/BIJ-07-2016-0103
       
  • Road Map for The Implementation of Green Manufacturing Practices in Indian
           Manufacturing Industries.: An ISM approach
    • First page: 1386
      Abstract: Benchmarking: An International Journal, Volume 24, Issue 5, July 2017.
      Purpose Green manufacturing (GM) has received growing attention in the last few years. As today’s business environment is highly competitive, dynamic and volatile in nature, green manufacturing is seen as the winning strategy to be adopted by manufacturers. In this scenario successful implementation of green manufacturing by manufacturers can give them an edge over their competitors. This paper aims to identify and develop the structural relationship among different factors for successful implementation of GM. Design/methodology/approach A questionnaire-based survey and interpretive structural modeling (ISM) approach has been applied in this study. In this research, 12 factors have been identified, such as top management commitment, supplier and materials management, green product and process design, employee training and empowerment, etc. On the basis of survey results and opinions of experts from industry and academia, a structural relationship model has been developed through an ISM approach. Findings Top management commitment has highest driving power for the implementation of GM. Effective implementation of GM will improve organization performance in terms of product cost and quality. For effective implementation of GM, management should not ignore people development, product and process development as well. Practical implications Developed model will be useful to managers, decision makers, and practitioners of GM in prioritizing their resources more effectively. Originality/value Critical success factor play a pivotal role for the assessment and implementation of green manufacturing practices. Identification of key success factors and their mutual relationship can help in implementation of GM practices in various organizations. It is probably one of the leading attempts to provide road map to the implementation of GM practices in Indian manufacturing industries.
      Citation: Benchmarking: An International Journal
      PubDate: 2017-05-18T11:25:19Z
      DOI: 10.1108/BIJ-08-2015-0084
       
  • Select the best supply chain by risk analysis for Indian industries
           environment using MCDM approaches
    • First page: 1400
      Abstract: Benchmarking: An International Journal, Volume 24, Issue 5, July 2017.
      Purpose Risk management in supply chain is not an easy task due to different uncertainty and intricacy. Management of risk is necessary for smooth operation of supply chains. For this purpose, in this paper multi criteria decision making approaches are demonstrated to select the best supply chain which has minimum risks. Design/methodology/approach In proposed methodologies different steps i.e. goal, risks attributes, risks sub-attributes and alternatives are identified for the selection of best supply chain using ANP which is being followed by MOORA method. Findings Findings of this paper are highly valuable for Indian manufacturing industries for risk management in supply chains. It helps the researchers and managers to deal with different type of uncertainty and risks associated with supply chain. Research limitations/implications This research is limited only for risk management in supply chains. Other issues in supply chain can be analyze and further extended by other MCDM approaches Originality/value - This paper identified the different risks in supply chains and a systematic way to find out the best supply chain which helps the researchers and managers in risk mitigation.
      Citation: Benchmarking: An International Journal
      PubDate: 2017-05-18T11:25:57Z
      DOI: 10.1108/BIJ-09-2015-0090
       
  • Benchmarking green chemistry adoption by “big pharma” and
           generics manufacturers
    • First page: 1414
      Abstract: Benchmarking: An International Journal, Volume 24, Issue 5, July 2017.
      Purpose The purpose of this paper is to benchmark current adoption of green chemistry practices by the innovative and generic pharmaceutical companies and examine the drivers, barriers and future opportunities. Design/methodology/approach The authors examined publicly available data for the top 10 “big pharma” and top 10 generic drug manufacturers. Using the IQ Green Chemistry working group framework for effective green chemistry programs, they scored each of the 20 companies in seven key areas. Findings The study finds that generic drug companies have not embraced green chemistry at the level of the innovative pharmaceutical companies (average green chemistry score of 2 versus 11 for “big pharma”). Top two barriers for them include: a) lack of pressure and incentives, and b) the burdensome regulatory process for making changes in the manufacturing process. Research limitations/implications The research is based on publicly disclosed information. It is possible that some generic drug manufacturers have begun to work internally on green chemistry but have not disclosed externally yet. Future research should include a survey or interviews of generic drug manufacturers. Practical implications The company-level analysis, benchmarking framework, and results are of value for researchers and practitioners interested in advancing greater adoption of green chemistry by the pharmaceutical industry. Originality/value This study provides the first company-level benchmarking of green chemistry adoption by the largest innovative and generics drug manufacturers. It contributes to the literature on the barriers and drivers for greater adoption of green chemistry.
      Citation: Benchmarking: An International Journal
      PubDate: 2017-05-18T11:26:01Z
      DOI: 10.1108/BIJ-01-2016-0003
       
  • Evaluation and prioritisation of manufacturing flexibility alternatives
           using integrated AHP and TOPSIS method: evidence from a fashion apparel
           firm
    • First page: 1437
      Abstract: Benchmarking: An International Journal, Volume 24, Issue 5, July 2017.
      Purpose The study aims to propose a novel integrated approach using AHP and TOPSIS methods for evaluation and prioritization of appropriate manufacturing flexibility type required in the face of multiple environmental uncertainties. Design/methodology/approach Using a case study of an Indian fashion apparel firm, the study demonstrates the application of proposed integrated framework for evaluation and prioritization of manufacturing flexibility. The study uses AHP method to determine importance weight of environmental uncertainty criteria and sub criteria and then employs TOPSIS method to determine the final ranking of manufacturing flexibility types required to cope up these uncertainties. Findings The findings of the case suggest that proposed integrated approach is feasible and practically implementable for manufacturing flexibility assessment. Research limitations/implications AHP has been extensively studied and used but the major limitation of this proposed approach is large number of pair wise comparisons involved leading to difficulty in maintaining consistency in pairwise comparisons. Practical implications The proposed approach can work as a benchmarking tool to practitioners in evaluating and prioritizing manufacturing flexibility alternatives and suggest strategic allocation of resource by prioritizing different manufacturing flexibilities types Originality/value Unlike conventional approaches, the study provides meaningful knowledge to decision makers by demonstrating a simple, flexible and efficient method to evaluate and rank appropriate manufacturing flexibility types.
      Citation: Benchmarking: An International Journal
      PubDate: 2017-05-18T11:25:33Z
      DOI: 10.1108/BIJ-07-2015-0077
       
  • Corrigendum
    • Pages: 1466 - 1466
      Abstract: Benchmarking: An International Journal, Volume 24, Issue 5, Page 1466-1466, July 2017.

      Citation: Benchmarking: An International Journal
      PubDate: 2017-07-05T12:23:58Z
      DOI: 10.1108/BIJ-07-2017-139
       
 
 
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