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Product architecture and supply chain design: A systematic review and research agenda

Pashaei, Sebastian LU and Olhager, Jan LU (2015) In Supply Chain Management 20(1). p.98-112
Abstract
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to systematically review the extant literature on the relationship between product architectures and supply chain design to identify gaps in the literature and identify future research opportunities.

Design/methodology/approach – We examine the peer-reviewed literature on product architectures and supply chain written in English. The search strategy is based on selected databases and keywords. We identify 56 articles from 1995 to 2013.

Findings – Three key dimensions are identified for the categorization of the literature: the type of product architecture, the type of supply chain, and the research methodology. Furthermore, we identify themes related to outsourcing, supplier... (More)
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to systematically review the extant literature on the relationship between product architectures and supply chain design to identify gaps in the literature and identify future research opportunities.

Design/methodology/approach – We examine the peer-reviewed literature on product architectures and supply chain written in English. The search strategy is based on selected databases and keywords. We identify 56 articles from 1995 to 2013.

Findings – Three key dimensions are identified for the categorization of the literature: the type of product architecture, the type of supply chain, and the research methodology. Furthermore, we identify themes related to outsourcing, supplier selection, supplier relationships, distance from focal firm, and alignment.

Research limitations/implications – Our search strategy may have missed some references that are related to the area. However, as a counter-measure we used backtracking and forward-tracking to identify additional relevant papers. We propose a research agenda for further research on the interaction of product architectures and supply chain design.

Original/value – This paper is to our knowledge the first broad review that investigates the interrelationship between product architectures and supply chain design. (Less)
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Integral, Modular, Platform, Product design, Supply chain
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Supply Chain Management
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20
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98 - 112
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Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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1359-8546
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10.1108/SCM-12-2013-0487
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  abstract     = {Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to systematically review the extant literature on the relationship between product architectures and supply chain design to identify gaps in the literature and identify future research opportunities.<br/><br>
Design/methodology/approach – We examine the peer-reviewed literature on product architectures and supply chain written in English. The search strategy is based on selected databases and keywords. We identify 56 articles from 1995 to 2013.<br/><br>
Findings – Three key dimensions are identified for the categorization of the literature: the type of product architecture, the type of supply chain, and the research methodology. Furthermore, we identify themes related to outsourcing, supplier selection, supplier relationships, distance from focal firm, and alignment. <br/><br>
Research limitations/implications – Our search strategy may have missed some references that are related to the area. However, as a counter-measure we used backtracking and forward-tracking to identify additional relevant papers. We propose a research agenda for further research on the interaction of product architectures and supply chain design. <br/><br>
Original/value – This paper is to our knowledge the first broad review that investigates the interrelationship between product architectures and supply chain design.},
  author       = {Pashaei, Sebastian and Olhager, Jan},
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  keyword      = {Integral,Modular,Platform,Product design,Supply chain},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {98--112},
  publisher    = {Emerald Group Publishing Limited},
  series       = {Supply Chain Management},
  title        = {Product architecture and supply chain design: A systematic review and research agenda},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/SCM-12-2013-0487},
  volume       = {20},
  year         = {2015},
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