On the Measurement of Enterprise Agility

  title={On the Measurement of Enterprise Agility},
  author={Nikos C. Tsourveloudis and Kimon P. Valavanis},
  journal={Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems},
Agility metrics are difficult to define in general, mainly due to the multidimensionality and vagueness of the concept of agility itself. In this paper, a knowledge-based framework is proposed and presented as a candidate solution for the measurement and assessment of manufacturing agility. Given an enterprise, in order to calculate its overall agility, a set of quantitatively defined agility parameters is proposed and grouped into production, market, people and information infrastructures. The… 


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A fuzzy logic, knowledge-based framework is intended to be developed for the assessment of an enterprise's agility; as a case study, and the study is aimed to be extended to identify agile barriers (obstacles towards achieving agility).


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