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Product architecture, global operations networks, and operational performance : an exploratory study

Pashaei, Sebastian LU and Olhager, Jan LU (2019) In Production Planning and Control 30(2-3). p.149-162
Abstract

This paper investigates the relationships between product architectures and global operations networks and their impact on operational performance, based on survey data from 82 Swedish manufacturers. We find that modular and integral product architectures are associated with different characteristics of the global operations network, and that global operations network designs are characterised by three dimensions: network, plant and supply chain. The key aspects are network structure (configuration as well as coordination), plant focus (scale or scope) and the locus of supply chain capabilities (internal or external).

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Configuration, coordination, integral product design, international manufacturing network, modularization, survey research
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Production Planning and Control
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30
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2-3
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14 pages
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Taylor & Francis
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0953-7287
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10.1080/09537287.2018.1534267
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English
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  author       = {Pashaei, Sebastian and Olhager, Jan},
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  title        = {Product architecture, global operations networks, and operational performance : an exploratory study},
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  doi          = {10.1080/09537287.2018.1534267},
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