The Multi-Focused Manufacturing Paradigm: Adoption and Performance Improvements Within the Assembly Industry

  • Gianluca Spina
  • Emilio Bartezzaghi
  • Andrea Bert
  • Raffaella Cagliano
  • Domien Drawer
  • Harry Boer


This contribution defines a new manufacturing paradigm and investigates its adoption and performance within the assembly industry on a global basis. The paradigm is based on a set of basic principles for designing and managing production systems that discard the traditional way of organising manufacturing activities and apply across companies that pursue different manufacturing strategies and implement different innovative techniques.


Membership Function Business Process Quality Function Deployment Star Model Competitive Priority 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gianluca Spina
    • 1
  • Emilio Bartezzaghi
    • 1
  • Andrea Bert
    • 1
  • Raffaella Cagliano
    • 1
  • Domien Drawer
    • 2
  • Harry Boer
    • 3
  1. 1.Politecnico di MilanoMilanItaly
  2. 2.Philips SemiconductorsNijmegenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.University of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherland

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