Title

A Study of Operations Management Constructs and Their Relationships

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2003

Publication Title

International Journal of Operations & Production Management

Publisher

Emerald

Volume

23

Issue

11

First page number:

1300

Last page number:

1325

Abstract

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.

Keywords

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

Disciplines

Business | Operations and Supply Chain Management

Language

English

Permissions

Use Find in Your Library, contact the author, or interlibrary loan to garner a copy of the item. Publisher policy does not allow archiving the final published version. If a post-print (author's peer-reviewed manuscript) is allowed and available, or publisher policy changes, the item will be deposited.

Identifier

DOI: 10.1108/01443570310501862

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