3 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y

Agile Manufacturing

Agile Manufacturing (AM) shares some concepts with the agile development methods common in high-tech industries, such as flexibility and rapid iterations, but AM must also equip and operate production facilities with tools, techniques, and initiatives that enable it to thrive under conditions of unpredictable change. AM enables a plant to achieve rapid response to customer needs, and quickly reconfigure operations  and supply chain relationships to respond rapidly to unforeseen shifts in the marketplace.