Manufacturing competencies in high-tech NPD: on the impact of vertical integration and coordination
2011 (English)In: International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management (IJMTM), ISSN 1368-2148, Vol. 22, no 3, 278-300 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Starting from a distinction between internalisation and outsourcing of manufacturing, this paper studies how the degree of vertical integration affects R&D-manufacturing coordination. The case study findings illustrates that there are several quasi-stages of outsourcing that affect R&Dmanufacturing coordination and manufacturing competence within R&D organisations. For effective R&D-manufacturing coordination to take place, it seems necessary that the R&D department possesses certain manufacturing competencies, both in terms of understanding the constraints of the manufacturing equipment/process and in terms of understanding the relation between production volumes and manufacturing cost. The implication is that managers need to carefully consider the effects of make-or-buy decisions on R&D-manufacturing coordination.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 22, no 3, 278-300 p.
Outsourcing; internalisation; R&D-manufacturing coordination; vertical integration; product development; manufacturing competencies
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-51877DOI: 10.1504/IJMTM.2011.039149OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-51877DiVA: diva2:278019