Preserving the link between RandD and manufacturing: Exploring challenges related to vertical integration and product/process newness
2009 (English)In: Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, ISSN 1478-4092, E-ISSN 1873-6505, Vol. 15, no 2, 79-88 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Adopting a contingency framework, this paper explores consequences of manufacturing outsourcing and product/process newness for RandD-manufacturing coordination. Based on case-study findings, the following coordination challenges are outlined: accessing manufacturing competence and understanding suppliers processes (outsourcing of manufacturing and high newness); receiving feedback from suppliers and motivating suppliers (outsourcing and low-medium newness); exploiting manufacturing competence and establishing close working relations (internalization of manufacturing and high newness); early involvement of manufacturing and suppliers, and reducing variability in supplier performance (internalization and low-medium newness). The paper further elaborates on how the role of purchasing may change in order to address these challenges.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier , 2009. Vol. 15, no 2, 79-88 p.
R&D-manufacturing coordination; Role of purchasing; Vertical integration
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-21523DOI: 10.1016/j.pursup.2008.12.004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-21523DiVA: diva2:241472