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ISSN: 2047-7031

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ISSN: 2047-7031  
Volume  5   Issue 8  2016  
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Article Abstract
Investigating the Relationship between the Outcomes of Manufacturing Performance and Product Modularity
Keywords:  Manufacturing Performance, Product modularity, Cost reduction, Product quality, Manufacturing flexibility, Cycle time reduction
Assrar Sabry
The paper seeks to test empirically a variety of hypotheses related to four outcomes of manufacturing performance in terms of cost reduction, product quality, manufacturing flexibility, and cycle time reduction, and investigates its relationship with product modularity (PM) within some industrial companies in Egypt. The data collection instrument used was a questionnaire which was administrated to a total sample of 230 Egyptian managers. Sample selection was based on convenience sampling. Total 192 valid questionnaires were filled by the respondents representing a response rate of 83.48%. The hypotheses were tested using correlation analysis and stepwise regression to ascertain the validity of the hypotheses. All hypotheses were partially accepted. These findings show that the relationship between the dimensions of the four constructs of cost reduction, product quality, manufacturing flexibility, cycle time reduction and the construct of product modularity was not proved as suggested by the existing literature review.
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