Practices for strategic capacity management in Malaysian manufacturing firms

Dekkers, R. and Kanapathy, K. (2012) Practices for strategic capacity management in Malaysian manufacturing firms. Procedia, Social and Behavioral Sciences, 57, pp. 466-476. (doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.09.1213)

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While the notion of manufacturing capabilities is a long-standing notion in research on operations management, its actual implementation and management has been hardly researched. Five case studies in Malaysia offered the opportunity to examine the practice of manufacturing managers with regard to strategic capability management. The data collection and analysis was structured by using the notion of Strategic Capacity Management. Whereas traditionally literature has demonstrated the beneficial impact of an appropriate manufacturing strategy on the business strategy and performance, the study highlights the difficulty of managers to set the strategy, let alone implementing it. This is partly caused by the immense pressure of customers in these dominantly Make-To-Order environments for SMEs. Current concepts for manufacturing capabilities have insufficiently accounted this phenomenon and an outline of a research agenda is presented.

Item Type:Articles
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
Journal Name:Procedia, Social and Behavioral Sciences
ISSN (Online):1877-0428
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.
First Published:First published in Procedia, Social and Behavioral Sciences 57:466-476
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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