A study of expediting practices in manufacturing firms
This paper presents the results of an empirical investigation of one of the most common yet least optimized production management practices-expediting. The intention of this study was to generate quantitative insight into issues that underlie expediting decision making, such as the relative frequency of various causes of expediting, commonly used expediting strategies and tactics, and the interaction of expediting and the production scheduling environment in use. The study centered around a survey sent to 1768 manufacturing staff personnel, with 182 usable questionnaires returned. It is hoped that the data and conclusions presented in this paper will be of use to production management researchers who are interested in expediting as a managerial decision.
Miller, David M., and Ross L. Fink. "A study of expediting practices in manufacturing firms." Production Planning & Control 1, no. 3 (1990): 170-178.
Production Planning and Control