LOGIN TO YOUR ACCOUNT

Username
Password
Remember Me
Or use your Academic/Social account:

CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Or use your Academic/Social account:

Congratulations!

You have just completed your registration at OpenAire.

Before you can login to the site, you will need to activate your account. An e-mail will be sent to you with the proper instructions.

Important!

Please note that this site is currently undergoing Beta testing.
Any new content you create is not guaranteed to be present to the final version of the site upon release.

Thank you for your patience,
OpenAire Dev Team.

Close This Message

CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Name:
Username:
Password:
Verify Password:
E-mail:
Verify E-mail:
*All Fields Are Required.
Please Verify You Are Human:
fbtwitterlinkedinvimeoflicker grey 14rssslideshare1
Bamber, CJ
Languages: English
Types: Doctoral thesis
Subjects: built_and_human_env
Tle North West of the UK has been described as probably the most important centre of high\ud technology outside the south of England. The aerospace sector is a major UK employer and\ud accordingly, is an important part of the North West economy. However, the aerospaces upply\ud chain approach is changing, ajýd that change impacts on the aerospace manufitcturing small to\ud medium size enterprises( SMEs) in the region. Many aerospacec.o mpaniesa re claiming to be\ud adopting both agile and lean manufacturing principles. Research has indicated thai the\ud knowledgea nd understandingo f agility in aerospaceis modesta nd consequentlyt he difference\ud between lean and agile is not well known.\ud This thesis aims to assessa gile manufacturingw ithin UK aerospacem anufacturingS MEs. The\ud specific objectives are derived to provide focus for the research activities, in order to fulfil the\ud specific aim of the reseaich in a structured and scientific manner. Following an extensive\ud literature survey of agile manufacturing, other relevant manufacturing strategic frameworks,\ud changem anagementr, esponseto changei n manufacturinge nvironmentsa nd aerospaceS MEs a\ud theoreticalm odel of Agile Manufitcturing within the UK aerospaceS MEs has beend eveloped.\ud Ile theoretical model of Agile Manufacturing within the UK aerospace SMEs was used to\ud assess agile manufacturing in four UK aerospace manufacturing SMEs (case study\ud organisations). From an evaluation of the case study organisations and comparisons with the\ud theoretical model, the findings enhance the understanding of Agile Manufacturing theory,\ud concepts and practice. Additionally, the theoretical model presented in this thesis is considered\ud appropriate for use in other aerospace manufacturing SMEs and is presented as a holistic\ud aerospacea gile manufacturinga ssessmentot ol.\ud The research has shown the complexity and interrelationship between four agility enabling\ud integrated sub-systems of agile manufacturing strategy, external motivators, organisational\ud psychology and operational characteristics. The key findings of the research indicate that the\ud case study organisations do not actively promote an agile manufacturing strategy that takes into\ud consideration the organisational psychology and its influence on the performance of the\ud operational characteristics of agility. Likewise, not all the external motivators of agility are\ud considered when developing and deploying their organisations' strategies. Consequently, the\ud role of the agile strategy process, teams and organisational change are considered as important\ud issues that need addressing by these case study organisations.
  • No references.
  • No related research data.
  • No similar publications.

Share - Bookmark

Cite this article