Flexible manufacturing systems performance in U.S. automotive manufacturing plants

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dc.contributor.author El-Khalil, Raed
dc.contributor.author Darwish, Zainab
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-21T10:16:30Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-21T10:16:30Z
dc.date.copyright 2019 en_US
dc.date.issued 2019-06-21
dc.identifier.issn 0953-7287 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/10893 en_US
dc.description.abstract Flexible manufacturing systems (FMS) philosophy is a key weapon in achieving global manufacturing competitiveness. It encompasses a wide range of dimensions to improve all aspects of operational performance metrics. The aim of the study is to examine the current state of flexibility adoption in U.S. automotive manufacturing facilities and its impact on operational performance metrics. It utilizes survey questionnaire developed based on previous work in U.S. manufacturing industry. The survey was originally distributed to 420 facility managers in the U.S. domestic automotive industry. It was revealed that 70% of the respondents had implemented all 15 flexibility dimensions listed in the questionnaire. The data analysis conducted shows that implementation of certain flexibility dimensions will lead to significant improvement in specific operational performance metrics. This considerable finding can be used as a guide for manufacturing managers to achieve certain objectives in operational performance improvement in a rapidly changing environment. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Flexible manufacturing systems performance in U.S. automotive manufacturing plants en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle a case study en_US
dc.author.school SOB en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201005172 en_US
dc.author.department Information Technology And Operations Management en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Production Planning & Control en_US
dc.journal.volume 30 en_US
dc.journal.issue 1 en_US
dc.article.pages 48-59 en_US
dc.keywords Automotive assembly en_US
dc.keywords Flexible manufacturing systems en_US
dc.keywords Manufacturing industry en_US
dc.keywords Operational performance metrics en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1080/09537287.2018.1520318 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation El-Khalil, R., & Darwish, Z. (2019). Flexible manufacturing systems performance in US automotive manufacturing plants: a case study. Production Planning & Control, 30(1), 48-59. en_US
dc.author.email raed.elkhalil@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09537287.2018.1520318 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2514-1120 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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