Revisiting the theory of production competence: Extensions and cross-validations

Roger W. Schmenner, G. Vastag

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Abstract

This paper examines a widely cited work in operations management, the theory of production competence, advanced initially by Cleveland, Schroeder, and Anderson (CSA). This intuitively appealing proposition asserts that production competence leads to improved business performance. However, CSA's empirical work has been criticized by Vickery and her collaborators and by Safizadeh, Ritzman, and Mallick (SRM). Moreover, SRM's own empirical work suggested that the CSA proposition only holds for batch processes. Using data from two large studies, we avoid the problems that plagued CSA's analysis, improve on their result, and call into question the SRM finding that restricts that result to batch operations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)893-909
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Operations Management
Volume24
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006

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Keywords

  • Global operations
  • Production competence
  • Regression
  • Set correlation

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  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Modelling and Simulation

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Revisiting the theory of production competence : Extensions and cross-validations. / Schmenner, Roger W.; Vastag, G.

In: Journal of Operations Management, Vol. 24, No. 6, 12.2006, p. 893-909.

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