MEASURING AGILITY OF A PROCESS PLANT USING COMPREHENSIVE AGILITY MEASUREMENT TOOL (CAMT) | Abstract

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MEASURING AGILITY OF A PROCESS PLANT USING COMPREHENSIVE AGILITY MEASUREMENT TOOL (CAMT)

Abstract

In present scenario, market trends are changing rapidly due to need for product varieties based on customer demands. So the industries must enable agility to respond quickly to customer needs and market changes while still controlling costs and quality. Agility of an organization or plant depends on various enablers or attributes which are difficult to describe because of its multidimensionality and vagueness of the concept of agility. The problem of measurement of agility is limited to three questions: what to measure, how to measure it and how to evaluate the results. Agility attributes can be measured using various measurement tools. In this study, ten agility attributes are measured using Comprehensive Agility Measurement Tool (CAMT). A sample survey was conducted in a process plant and these attributes are ranked based on CAMT. Finally the least agile areas were explored which will indicate certain efforts needed to improve agility in that particular field.

Nedhish Somanath, Sabu K., K. V. Krishnanakutty

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