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Rethinking the supply chain: An automotive perspective

Doran, D. (2004) Rethinking the supply chain: An automotive perspective. Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, 9 (1). pp. 102-109. ISSN 1359-8546. (doi:10.1108/13598540410517610) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:63417)

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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
DOI/Identification number: 10.1108/13598540410517610
Uncontrolled keywords: Cockpits (aircraft); Demonstrations; Industrial economics; Industrial management; Manufacture; Marketing; Mathematical models; Operations research; Problem solving, Original equipment manufacturer (OEM); Supply chain management (SCM); Supply chains, Automotive industry
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Analytics, Operations and Systems
Depositing User: Desmond Doran
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2017 14:25 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:24 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/63417 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Doran, D.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6444-8758
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