Role of Time in Agile Supply Chain

Nazanin Pilevari, Javad Jassbi, Mahda Garmaki

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Nowadays, in turbulent and violate global markets an Agile Supply Chain (ASC) is frequently considered as a dominant competitive advantage for survival. To achieve the competitive advantage, companies must align with suppliers and customers to streamline operations, as well as agility beyond individual companies. There are many definitions and models about agile supply chain and most of them have emphasized capabilities and enablers, and their sub attributes, as two critical factors, but regardless of time and its effect on the main attributes. This paper tries to present the role of time on predicting the agility of supply chain, by studying effect of intervention time on enablers and eventually predict the progress trend of agility in supply chain. This article follows our previous research which is present the model of agility in supply chain management by ANFIS method and has been published on Kuwait
Journal1. To gain this end we use ANFIS output to assess agility and compare the effects of agile enablers in period of time on capabilities in Iran Khodro manufacture. This recognition helps managers to consider time as leverage factor and focus on this factor to enhance existent agility level and achievement the desired one.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-124
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Industrial Engineering & Production Research (IJIEPR)
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 26 May 2014

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IJIEPR is an Open Access Journal


  • Agile supply chain (ASC)
  • Supply Chain Management


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