A Study of Operations Management Constructs and Their Relationships
International Journal of Operations & Production Management
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This paper describes an exploratory research effort to analyze and classify emerging operations management practices in US manufacturing. Using a survey of senior materials and operations management professionals in the United States, this study investigates manufacturers' supplier assessment practices, new product design and development practices, just-in-time practices, and quality practices. This study also identifies practices that share common variance-covariance characteristics and to what extent the observed practices are linked to their underlying factors by means of exploratory factor analysis. Finally, bivariate correlation analysis is used to examine the relationships of the factors.
Industrial procurement; Just-in-time; Just-in-time systems; New products; New products—Design; New products—Development; Product design; Product development; Quality; Supplier evaluation; Total quality management
Business | Operations and Supply Chain Management
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Wisner, J. D.
A Study of Operations Management Constructs and Their Relationships.
International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 23(11),