1 دانشگاه علامه طباطبایی
عنوان مقاله [English]
Change is the main characteristic of new business era. Confronting this
changing environment, Agile Manufacturing System (AMS) as the most
advanced production paradigm, is emerging in the production world.
Attention to this concept has resulted in developing various methods of
assessing organizational agility as an important part of agility literature.
These methods have a common deficiency in methodology; the lack of
considering the amount of need for agility in assessing organizational agility.
All researches in this area measure only the capability of agility. In fact, the
intensity of environmental change determines the extent of need for agility.
This necessity in turn defines the level of agility capability required for
responsiveness. To obviate the cited shortcoming, a method should be
developed to consider the capability of agility (output) against the extensity
of change (input).
This paper presents a modified Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) model
to assess the relative organizational agility. Then, this new model is used for
assessing the agility of 20 production organizations from 5 different
industries. Finally, agility efficiency and efficiency path for organizations