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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 14th International Product Development Management Conference|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
|MoE publication type||A4 Article in a conference publication|
|Event||14th International Product Development Management Conference - Porto, Portugal|
Duration: 10 Jun 2007 → 12 Jun 2007
|Conference||14th International Product Development Management Conference|
|Period||10/06/07 → 12/06/07|