Change is a fundamental reality of the manufacturing environment. Shortened product life-cycles, the trend towards mass customization, the move away from the traditional supplier-manufacturer-distributor supply chain to the more dynamic demand-driven supply networks (DDSNs), and increased competitive pressures are all forcing manufacturers to change more frequently than was the case in the past. Version 1 released 10/4/2006. Version 2 released 7/10/2007. Appears in the ISA Best Practices Book 1.0.
Date published: October 2006
- Michael Grasley, P.Eng, ASECO