The unpredictability of market requirements is currently challenging manu-facturing firms in addressing the need to be more and more responsive. To meet this need and to gain competitive advantage firms require reconfigura-bility. Literature provides much information on characteristics of reconfigu-rability, but generally restricting the focus on highly automated systems. In order to investigate on reconfigurability characteristics in a broader context, within this paper, three cases of plant reconfiguration were analysed and im-plemented actions were interpreted via the core characteristics of reconfigu-rability. Results allow fostering an extension of definitions of such core characteristics with respect to what stated by literature.

An Investigation on Implemented Actions to Improve Responsiveness in Manufacturing Firms

NAPOLEONE, ALESSIA;M. Macchi;A. Pozzetti
2017

Abstract

The unpredictability of market requirements is currently challenging manu-facturing firms in addressing the need to be more and more responsive. To meet this need and to gain competitive advantage firms require reconfigura-bility. Literature provides much information on characteristics of reconfigu-rability, but generally restricting the focus on highly automated systems. In order to investigate on reconfigurability characteristics in a broader context, within this paper, three cases of plant reconfiguration were analysed and im-plemented actions were interpreted via the core characteristics of reconfigu-rability. Results allow fostering an extension of definitions of such core characteristics with respect to what stated by literature.
IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems. The Path to Intelligent, Collaborative and Sustainable Manufacturing
978-3-319-66925-0
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