Manufacturing practices and competitive capability: an Australian study

Amrik S. Sohal, John Gordon, Greg Fuller, Alan Simon

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This paper presents the results of a study conducted to identify the most common manufacturing management strategies/practices adopted by Australian companies and to identify those strategies/practices that provide the greatest contribution to performance. The data for this study were collected by means of a postal questionnaire survey. The findings from the Australian study are compared with the results obtained from a Canadian study that used the same survey instrument. Based on 22 performance measures, the `Most Successful' and the `Least Successful' companies are identified and the major differences between the Most Successful and the Least Successful groups are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)295-304
Number of pages10
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1999


  • manufacturing competitiveness
  • manufacturing practices
  • survey
  • Australia
  • Canada

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