Faculty Publications

Title

An analysis of the product-process matrix and repetitive manufacturing

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

International Journal of Production Research

Volume

33

Issue

5

First Page

1275

Last Page

1294

Abstract

Researchers in management and marketing theory have long postulated a role between and management strategies used for the production process and for the products. Hayes and Wheelright (1979a) developed the product-process matrix to describe the relationship and in a following article (1979b) they identified strategic consequences implied by the matrix. During the 1980s confusion arose concerning the proper identification of the process categories used in the product-process matrix. Further, confusion arose concerning the role of repetitive manufacturing as a production category when just-in-time methods were explored. An empirical study was conducted to properly identify the role of repetitive manufacturing and to better define the categories used in the product-process matrix. © 1995 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1995

DOI of published version

10.1080/00207549508930209

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