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International Journal of Operations & Production Management

ISSN: 0144-3577

Online from: 1980

Subject Area: Operations and Logistics Management

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Supply chain implications of modularization

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Title:Supply chain implications of modularization
Author(s):Desmond Doran, (Strategy and Operations Group, Kingston Business School, Kingston upon Thames, UK)
Citation:Desmond Doran, (2003) "Supply chain implications of modularization", International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol. 23 Iss: 3, pp.316 - 326
Keywords:Buyers, Case studies, Supplier relations, Supply-chain management
Article type:Research paper
DOI:10.1108/01443570310462785 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:MCB UP Ltd
Abstract:This paper explores the development of modular supply within the automotive sector with particular emphasis on the impact that modularization is likely to have on the value-adding processes of key component suppliers. In addition, a reclassification of the term “first-tier” supplier is proposed with a view to exploring the attributes necessary for such suppliers to succeed within the emerging modular environment.

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