Handbook of Management Scales/Flexibility performance
Flexibility performance (alpha = 0.768; composite reliability = 0.774; average variance extracted = 0.53)
Multi-item constructs served as variables for four performance measures of quality performance, delivery performance, flexibility performance and cost performance. Construct validity was given by satisfactory psychometric properties on content validity, unidimensionality, reliability, convergent and discriminant validity. The development and design of the survey instrument by an international group of senior researchers, as well as the grounding of each measurement item in empirical operations management literature, assured content validity.
Respondents were asked to indicate their performance relative to their competitors' performance on a number of dimensions, using a scale ranging from "far worse" (value = 1) to "far better" (value = 7).
- Delivery flexibility
- Flexibility to change output volume
- Flexibility to change product mix
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The endpoints of the scale are "far worse" (value = 1) and "far better" (value = 7). Therefore, an optimal mean value would be 4, if normal-distributed data is aimed at. However, all mean values are above 5. Therefore other endpoints might me recommendable to shift the mean value to 4.