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Internationalising the quick scan audit methodology

Banomyong, R., Basnet, C., Childerhouse, P., Deakins, E., Disney, Stephen Michael, Naim, Mohamed Mohamed and Towill, Denis Royston 2005. Internationalising the quick scan audit methodology. Presented at: 18th International Conference on Production Research, Salerno, Italy, 1-4 August 2005.

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The Quick Scan Audit Methodology (QSAM) is a supply chain business diagnostic. The QSAM has both an Action Learning and a Management Theory stream. The former is concerned with evaluating the operating characteristics and performance of specific value streams. The latter builds on codified data emanating from a sample of QSAM outputs to statistically evaluate any possible contributions to new management theory. During such research other powerful outputs including delineation of best practice and identification of preferred, successful, trajectories for change emerge. Originally developed to suit research needs when studying European Automotive First Tier Suppliers it was also tested on other European value streams. Recent opportunities have arisen to apply QSAM more widely. To date the major contribution from QSAM studies on other continents is restricted to the action learning mode by minimum sample size considerations . The latter will be satisfied in due course. This paper presents the background and modus operandi of the QSAM plus new action learning lessons arising from internationalising the supply chain diagnostic.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Systems At Cardiff (CAMSAC)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2020 02:33

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