Conceptualizing manufacturing flexibility: an operational approach and a comparative evaluation


Kahyaoglu Y., Kayaligil S.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION RESEARCH, vol.40, no.10, pp.2187-2206, 2002 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00207540210122248
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION RESEARCH
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2187-2206

Abstract

An operational approach to conceptualization and the measurement of manufacturing flexibility is presented. A critical review of selected measures from the literature is provided in the context of the operational approach. A flexibility measure is proposed. A formulation and the features of the proposed measure are discussed. An application of the measure is demonstrated through a hypothetical example. Using the same example, selected flexibility measures from the literature are evaluated. The performance of the measures and the proposed measure are compared.