This article categorises manufacturing strategy design processes and presents the characteristics of resulting strategies. This work will therefore assist practitioners to appreciate the implications of planning activities. The article presents a framework for classifying manufacturing strategy processes and the resulting strategies. Each process and respective strategy is then considered in detail. In this consideration the preferred approach is presented for formulating a world class manufacturing strategy. Finally, conclusions and recommendations for further work are given.
Baines, T., Hamblin, D. J., & Harrison, D. K. (1993). A unified classification of manufacturing strategies and design processes. Engineering Management Journal, 3(6), 281-286. https://doi.org/10.1049/em:19930088