Rethinking the supply chain: an automotive perspective

Doran, Desmond (2004) Rethinking the supply chain: an automotive perspective. Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, 9 (1). pp. 102-109. ISSN 1359-8546

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Abstract

This paper contends that the description of tiering within automotive supply chains is likely to require redefining in light of the development of modular supply and that a natural consequence of modular supply will be the transfer of value-adding activity throughout the supply chain. Two concepts are presented to illustrate the characteristics that are likely to be required for suppliers to succeed within a modular environment. These concepts are applied to a supply chain currently in the process of accommodating modular supply. The findings suggest that whilst modularity accrues a number of tangible benefits to both the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) buyer and the modular supplier, the skills required to become a modular supplier are likely to result in a number of first-tier suppliers either exiting the industry or becoming second or third-tier suppliers

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS0155 Production management. Operations management
Depositing User: Desmond Doran
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2013 06:58
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2017 07:10
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/43735

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