Journey towards agility: the agile wheel explored

Competitive advantage increasingly rests upon a dynamic capability to compete successfully in an environment of frequent, challenging and, often, unpredictable change

Sandra Meredith; David Francis

2002

Scholarcy highlights

  • Competitive advantage increasingly rests upon a dynamic capability to compete successfully in an environment of frequent, challenging and, often, unpredictable change
  • Firms need to succeed in markets where a range of nonā€price advantages are expected by customers
  • Increasing global and local competition mean that companies unable to respond to these customer demands are unlikely to survive
  • This paper, based upon preliminary findings of the Agile Manufacturing Research Group, discusses these issues and, through the introduction of the agile wheel reference model, identifies the specific policies and practices that support agility

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