Malaysian Worries: Manufacturing Management Caught in the Middle?

Dekkers, R. and Kanapathy, K. (2014) Malaysian Worries: Manufacturing Management Caught in the Middle? In: POMS International Conference 2014, Singapore, 21-23 July 2014,

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Whereas the academic view on the contribution of manufacturing to competitive strategies has undergone a paradigm shift, or even possibly some, the question is whether practice has changed really. Three workshops in Malaysia reveal that manufacturing managers have troubles implementing their strategies. That is caused for part by the position of their companies in the supply chain, for part by the pressures caused by sales departments causing focus on the here and now, and for part by the undervaluing of the manufacturing function. That leads to deliberations whether much has changed since Skinner’s seminal works in 1966, 1969 and 1974.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Dekkers, Dr Rob
Authors: Dekkers, R., and Kanapathy, K.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
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