An analysis of the product-process matrix and repetitive manufacturing
International Journal of Production Research
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.
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Spencer, M. S. and Cox, J. F., "An analysis of the product-process matrix and repetitive manufacturing" (1995). Faculty Publications. 4310.