This paper investigates the complex relationships between the three dimensions of manufacturing capability (quality, flexibility, and cost) and commercialization performance (CP) in Canadian manufacturing environment. An empirical study of 238 Canadian manufacturing companies, using the Maximum likelihood estimate (MLE) technique, reveals that only cost is positively correlated with CP whereas flexibility is negatively correlated with CP. The results suggest that the ability to lower manufacturing cost without paying due attention to other dimensions of manufacturing capability, such as quality and manufacturing flexibility, leads to an unsatisfactory CP. Based on these findings, we suggest managerial implications and further research study.

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Global Journal of Flexible Systems Management
Sprott School of Business

Mukerji, B. (Bhasken), Fantazy, K. (Kamel), Kumar, U, & Kumar, V. (2010). The impact of various dimensions of manufacturing capability on commercialization performance: Evidence from Canadian manufacturing sector. Global Journal of Flexible Systems Management, 11(3), 1–10.