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Agility Challenges in Finnish Manufacturing Companies – Manufacturing Operations Management Viewpoint

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Production Management Systems: Initiatives for a Sustainable World - IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference, APMS 2016, Revised Selected Papers
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783319511320
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2016
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
ISSN (Print)1868-4238


ConferenceInternational Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems
Period1/01/00 → …


This paper presents an analysis of the manufacturing operations management related challenges which hinder agility in Finnish manufacturing companies. Critical challenges were identified by performing cause-effect analysis between different challenges identified from the interview material collected from 25 manufacturing companies. The main output is a relationships graph which visualizes interconnections between 49 agility related challenges. The graph supports the identification and prioritization of the actions to be taken while seeking for better agility.

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