Problemy Transportu i Logistyki

Previously: Zeszyty Naukowe Uniwersytetu Szczecińskiego. Problemy Transportu i Logistyki

ISSN: 1644-275X     eISSN: 2353-3005    OAI    DOI: 10.18276/ptl.2017.39-12
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Issue archive / nr 3 (39) 2017

Authors: Grażyna Wieteska
Wydział Zarządzania, Uniwersytet Łódzki
Keywords: ESI modularization supply chain
Year of publication:2017
Page range:12 (129-140)
Klasyfikacja JEL: L23 O32
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Discussion around the product development collaborations is very actual today because of growing pace of technological change. However, there are still few qualitative papers on product development in the per- spective of more than one supply chain link. The aim of this paper is to recognize the role of an internal and external cooperation in product development process as well as identify the determinants of Early Supplier Involvement in supply chain of modular products. The paper consists of following sections: introduction, methodology, research results, conclusions and the proposal of future research. Author used in-depth interview and case study methods. There are many factors that are of importance while deciding on ESI (e.g. product characteristics, production environment, the company’s responsibility for detailed product specification). Based on conclusions, three hypothesis were formed. They can be an input to the further (quantitative) research: H1: Modularization strategy positively influences ESI, H2: Partnership positively influences ESI, H3: Modularization strategy positively influences partnership
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