Taxonomy of Manufacturing Strategies and Its Underling Dimensions in Iran

Document Type : Original Article


1 MS. Student, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad.

2 Associate professor, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad.

3 Assistant Professor, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad.


Manufacturing strategy for any organization and managers is an important fact, could have a significant impact on organizational success, and could improve the area of ​​expertise within the organization. Considering the importance of this issue, it is clear that the production strategy has a significant role in the competitive situation. Due to the enormous environmental changes, factory production strategies were to quickly change. Most studies in the field of manufacturing.  From the other side production strategies focus on content and process of manufacturing strategy and few studies deals with this area.The aim of this study was to provide a taxonomy of manufacturing strategies.To achieve this purpose, a sample of 100 manufacturing plants located in “Mashhad Industrial Zone” was evaluated. After validity and reliability test of data gatherings tool, we identified four different clusters for manufacturing strategy (each of them emphasized different objectives, through Applying cluster analysis).


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