A Longitudinal Study of the Utilization of Production Management Techniques by Small Electronics Firms

Stanley E. Fawcett, John N. Pearson

Abstract


This study is a longitudinal examination of the changes that have taken place in the utilization of production management tools and techniques through the 1981-1988 time period. Results suggest that small electronic manufacturing firms are actively attempting to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their manufacturing  process. Of particular interest is the apparent emphasis on seeking  to contain costs while simplifying  the manufacturing process.

 


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