Efforts towards adaptability enhancement: how manufacturing and service industries can learn from each other

Hiroshi Katayama, David Bennett

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Abstract

This paper discusses the recent emerging efforts for adaptability enhancement of Japanese industries to cope with a volatile demand environment.
It is based on an analysis of data obtained from respondent companies. The analysis is focused on both manufacturing and manufacturing- related service industries such as construction/maintenance, software supply, manufacturing consultation and logistics industries to highlight their current situation, the sense of crisis in Japanese companies and possible future directions in relation to the two industry sectors. The principal conclusion is that for most companies consideration of a revision or modification to its cost structure is an essential requirement for survival in the global competitive environment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages199-204
Number of pages6
Publication statusUnpublished - 1997
Event3rd interantional conference oh the European Operation Management Association - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Jan 19961 Jan 1996

Conference

Conference3rd interantional conference oh the European Operation Management Association
Abbreviated titleEurOMA 1996
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period1/01/961/01/96

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