DETERMINATION OF THE COST OF INTERNAL MANUFACTURING FLEXIBILITY – COMPARATIVE TEST RESULTS FOR WCM AND XPS SYSTEMS

1 DUDEK Marek
Institution:
1 AGH University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Management, Department of Business Management, Poland, EU, mdudek@zarz.agh.edu.pl
Conference:
CLC 2018 - Carpathian Logistics Congress, Wellness Hotel Step, Prague, Czech Republic, EU, December 3 - 5, 2018
Proceedings:
Proceedings CLC 2018 - Carpathian Logistics Congress
Pages:
416-421
ISBN:
978-80-87294-88-8
ISSN:
2694-9318
Published:
18th April 2019
Proceedings of the conference were published in Web of Science.
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402 views / 133 downloads
Abstract

Attaining the highest level of manufacturing system organization requires low-cost structural flexibility, associated response speed and adaptability to the changing market and technological environment. The low-cost flexibility of a manufacturing system is a combination of organizational elements that leads to the balancing of the system internal flexibility and leanness levels. A basic problem in the balancing process is that both the flexibility and the leanness of manufacturing exclude each other (i.e. what is lean cannot be flexible, and vice versa). This study analyzed the levels of the internal flexibility in two ways for improving manufacturing systems: based on the world class manufacturing approach (WCM) and based on the x-manufacturing approach (xMS). Estimating the cost of internal flexibility will allow for the subsequent statement of their leanness costs and thus enable the development of low-cost flexibility.

Keywords: Internal flexibility, WCM, xMS

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