Manufacturing Effectiveness 2: The Model 

  • Michael Porter’s (1985) ‘Competitive Advantage: Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance’, Free Press, New York; introduced a process view of general business organisations as a generic business system with clearly definable activities which could be analysed and then optimised. Porter chose:
  • In 2005 I developed a schematic process view of the Manufacturing Process for OEMs from which I then identified a core Manufacturing Mechanism (shaded boxes):

This model is not appropriate to sub contractors who lack the ability to control the design of the process or products; and it is not relevant to flow process manufacturers for whom equipment maintenance/uptime are usually the constraints.

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