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flexibility

[‚flek·sə′bil·əd·ē]
(mechanics)
The quality or state of being able to be flexed or bent repeatedly.

flexibility

The property of a material that allows it to bend without damage (and without losing its strength) and then to return to its original shape.

flexibility

i. An ability of an aircraft or an air force that permits it to be adapted quickly and easily to a variety of different tasks either in a single locality or in a number of localities.
ii. A characteristic of airpower to be used in a wide variety of roles and tasks.
iii. A characteristic of material that allows it to be repeatedly bent within its elastic limits and still return to its original shape each time the external force is removed.
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To address this issue, the correlations of the importance ratings on the five flexibilities with the uncertainty ratings were determined (see Table V).
Table VI addresses this issue by listing the correlations of the importance ratings for the five supply chain flexibilities in Part A and the correlations of the performance ratings in Part B.
The third research question was: Does greater emphasis on supply chain flexibilities lead to higher performance on these flexibilities?
The fourth research question asked whether performance on each of the five supply chain flexibilities affected the firm's performance overall.
This indicates that top management should closely plan and monitor those supply chain flexibilities whose performance impacts bottomline results, because such direction does have a major impact.