Comparing Malaysian and Scottish firms on practices for strategic capability management

Kanapathy, K. and Dekkers, R. (2014) Comparing Malaysian and Scottish firms on practices for strategic capability management. In: IEEM 2014 The leee International Conference On Industrial Engineering And Engineering Management, 09-12 Dec 2014, Selangor. (Submitted)

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Abstract

The study of practices for Strategic Capacity Management at five Malaysian companies and four Scottish companies shows that the Malaysian manufacturing managers acted more reactive due to pressures by sales and processing orders, whereas the Scottish managers were implementing a manufacturing strategy more 'independently'. Problems with suppliers, albeit sometimes caused by outsourcing, feature high on the list of challenges in both samples. Alignment of organisational structures and investment in technologies are seen by all as key to aligning the manufacturing strategy with the competitive strategy, though actual investments tend to be happening more in Scottish companies.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Change model, manufacturing capabilities, manufacturing strategy, organisation, technology
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Accountancy
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Samsul Ismail
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2015 00:27
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2015 00:27
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/13399

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