Keywords: cladistic, manufacturing, management, evolution, classification
Building a manufacturing cladogram
This article presents the findings of an investigation into the classification of manufacturing systems based on cladistics and the theory of natural selection. The article describes the benefits and application of cladistic classifications for those concerned with manufacturing advancement and technology management. The information presented provides researchers and consultants who have no prior knowledge of classification theory, with an introduction to this school of classification, along with rules and guidelines on how to construct, validate and analyse a manufacturing system cladogram.