System integrators’ new challenge: Product development without mass production

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    Abstract

    Global corporations are seeking fewer suppliers from whom to buy more complete subsystems. Simultaneously, they transfer parts of manufacturing to LC-countries. We present an empirical study on how the change from mass production to manufacturing concept development takes place in three Finnish case companies. The focus is on what kind of roles are emerging in value networks. A new value network model demonstrating that the re-composition of various ‘pieces' in value chains necessitates a structure or an actor - a system integrator – is presented. The model is based on early supplier involvement and networked product development theories.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 14th International Product Development Management Conference
    Pages705-716
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event14th International Product Development Management Conference - Porto, Portugal
    Duration: 10 Jun 200712 Jun 2007

    Conference

    Conference14th International Product Development Management Conference
    CountryPortugal
    CityPorto
    Period10/06/0712/06/07

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    Kulmala, H., Valkokari, K., Ruohomäki, I., & Anttila, J-P. (2007). System integrators’ new challenge: Product development without mass production. In Proceedings of the 14th International Product Development Management Conference (pp. 705-716)