Evolution of Manufacturing Strategy
Changing customer demand and technological innovation have always influenced the organization of manufacturing enterprises. Starting with Henry Ford’s moving assembly line, the operations strategy of successful enterprises were a key part of their competitive advantage.
QRM’s companywide focus on time enables companies to exploit the most powerful trend in manufacturing today: the increasing demand for customized products at shorter lead times. Driven by technological innovation and customer demand, and accelerated by the vast possibilities of modern communication technologies, product customization is a powerful development destined to dominate 21st century markets.
Evolution of management strategies in manufacturing: