Volume 25, Issue 2 (IIJEPR 2014)                   IJIEPR 2014, 25(2): 115-124 | Back to browse issues page

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1- Department of Industrial management, Shahr-e-Ray Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran , n_pilevari@yahoo.com
2- Department of Industrial Management, Faculty of Management & Economics, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
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Nowadays, in turbulent and violate global markets an Agile Supply Chain (ASC) network is frequently considered as a dominant competitive advantage for survival. To achieve the competitive advantage, companies must align with suppliers and customers to streamline operations, as well as agility beyond individual companies. There are many definitions and models about agile supply chain and most of them have emphasized on capabilities and enablers, and their sub attributes, as two critical factors, but regardless of time and its effect on the main attributes. This paper tries to present the role of time on predicting the agility of supply chain, by studying effect of intervention time on enablers and eventually predict the progress trend of agility in supply chain. To gain this end we use ANFIS output to assess agility and compare the effects of agile enablers in period of time on capabilities in Iran Khodro manufacture. This recognition helps managers to consider time as leverage factor and focus on this factor to enhance existent agility level and achievement the desired one.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Operations Research
Received: 2013/07/7 | Accepted: 2014/01/8 | Published: 2014/05/26