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A cumulative model of evolving plant roles : Building production, supply chain and development competences

Feldmann, Andreas and Olhager, Jan LU (2014) In International Operations Networks p.51-65
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We present and test a model of the accumulation of plant competences. Fundamentally, the cumulative model consists of three building blocks: production competences, supply chain competences, and development competences, which are added successively. First, the basic production competence bundle comprises manufacturing, technical maintenance, and process development. Second, supply chain competences can be added, which include logistics, procurement, and supplier development. Finally, development competences are added (if needed, from the manufacturing network perspective), consisting of product development, new product technologies and new process technologies. We test this model using structural equations modeling based on data from... (More)

We present and test a model of the accumulation of plant competences. Fundamentally, the cumulative model consists of three building blocks: production competences, supply chain competences, and development competences, which are added successively. First, the basic production competence bundle comprises manufacturing, technical maintenance, and process development. Second, supply chain competences can be added, which include logistics, procurement, and supplier development. Finally, development competences are added (if needed, from the manufacturing network perspective), consisting of product development, new product technologies and new process technologies. We test this model using structural equations modeling based on data from 109 Swedish plants. The results support the cumulative model. We also test the impact on performance, and find that higher degrees of plant competences have positive impacts on some operational performance measures.

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Cumulative competences, Plant roles, Structural equations modeling
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International Operations Networks
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10.1007/978-1-4471-5646-8_4
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  keyword      = {Cumulative competences,Plant roles,Structural equations modeling},
  language     = {eng},
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  pages        = {51--65},
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  title        = {A cumulative model of evolving plant roles : Building production, supply chain and development competences},
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  year         = {2014},
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