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Improving co-development through process alignment

Evans, S and Jukes, S (2000) Improving co-development through process alignment. International Journal of Operations and Production Management, 20. pp. 979-988. ISSN 0144-3577

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Abstract

There has been a recent surge of enthusiasm icithin tlie automotive industry to build closer supplier relationships idthin the area of product development. One concept deemed central to these relationships is the alignment of development processes between the collaborating organizations, an area that is expanded upon idthin this paper. We suggest that synchronization can be achieved through the four key steps of process standardization, knowledge sliaring, alignment of existing practices, and continuous elimination oftcaste idthin the joint development cycles. A methodology for implementing these stages is presented along idth the underlying prindples on which it is based - the importance of joint teamworking and multi-company involvement idthin the alignment process is higlilighted. © MCB University Press.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Automotive industry Design Implementation Process improvement Product development Suppliers
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div E > Production Processes
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 11:24
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2014 02:14
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