A survey of manufacturing flexibility: Implications for e-business flexibility

  title={A survey of manufacturing flexibility: Implications for e-business flexibility},
  author={Dailun Shi and Richard L. Daniels},
  journal={IBM Systems Journal},
Flexibility is an effective means by which an e-business can hedge against uncertainty in a swiftly changing environment. Systems, applications, and business processes—in short, the entire environment supporting ebusiness—must seamlessly adapt to changes without costly and time-consuming infrastructure overhauls. Decision makers therefore have a growing need for knowledge about e-business flexibility. However, flexibility remains largely an abstraction in the e-business domain, with the term… CONTINUE READING
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