The Flexible Manufacturing Framework

March 01, 2023 | Research Report

Agility in manufacturing is associated with machine-level flexibility with a focus on reconfigurability of the hardware through software. In this report, we broaden the definition of flexible manufacturing and introduce a framework that considers three organizational layers and five flexible attributes. Our analysis of case studies highlights the impact of attributes on the effectiveness of flexible manufacturing and provides insights for implementation.


  • Chemicals
  • CPG
  • Government & Non-Profit
  • Industrials
  • Oil and Gas
  • Utilities

Table of Contents

  • Title page
  • Introduction
  • Analysis
  • Outlook
  • Key takeaways

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Senior Director and Principal Analyst

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