A review on manufacturing flexibility

Ajai Jain, P. K. Jain, Tung Sun Chan, Shailendra Singh

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Flexibility has become one of the most useful and necessary tool in todays competitive markets. Manufacturing flexibility is widely recognised as a critical component to achieving a competitive advantage in the market place. It is one of the most sought after properties for manufacturing enterprises and has aroused considerable interest among researchers and professionals. This paper presents a review of various issues related with manufacturing flexibility specifically concept, need, dimensions, measurement, relationship among various dimensions, implementation aspect in a company and management of manufacturing flexibility and its aim to contribute to the conceptual systemisation of the material.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5946-5970
Number of pages25
JournalInternational Journal of Production Research
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2013


  • management
  • manufacturing flexibility
  • research
  • review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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