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Agile Manufacturing

Agile Manufacturing is a production methodology that emphasizes flexibility, adaptability, and rapid response to changes in customer demand and market conditions. It involves the integration of various technologies, organizational structures, and processes to enable the efficient and cost-effective production of high-quality, customized products in small batches. Agile Manufacturing systems are designed to be highly responsive to customer needs, allowing for quick adjustments to product design, production volume, and delivery schedules. This approach relies on the use of flexible manufacturing equipment, such as computer-controlled machines and robots, as well as the implementation of lean manufacturing principles, such as just-in-time inventory management and continuous improvement. Agile Manufacturing also emphasizes the importance of collaboration and communication among all stakeholders, including suppliers, manufacturers, and customers, to ensure that products meet the required specifications and are delivered on time. By adopting Agile Manufacturing practices, companies can improve their competitiveness, reduce lead times, and enhance customer satisfaction in an increasingly dynamic and globalized market.

flexible production, lean manufacturing, customization, responsiveness, adaptability, collaboration

Robert Anderson

CITATION : "Robert Anderson. 'Agile Manufacturing.' Design+Encyclopedia. (Accessed on July 22, 2024)"

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