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Original equipment manufacturer (OEM)-supplier integration to prepare for production ramp-up
Jonkoping Univ, Sch Engn, Dept Ind Prod Dev Prod & Design, Jonkoping, Sweden..
Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Innovation and Product Realisation. Jonkoping Univ, Sch Engn, Dept Supply Chain & Operat Management, Jonkoping, Sweden.
Jonkoping Univ, Sch Engn, Dept Supply Chain & Operat Management, Jonkoping, Sweden.;Univ Gavle, Dept Ind Engn & Management, Gavle, Sweden..
2019 (English)In: Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, ISSN 1741-038X, E-ISSN 1758-7786, Vol. 30, no 2, p. 506-530Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose Although prior research provides evidence that production ramp-up is often disrupted by supplier-related problems, it fails to discuss how the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and various types of suppliers integrate their functions and operations to secure preparations for production ramp-up. The purpose of this paper is to investigate OEM-supplier integration in a new product development (NPD) project to prepare for production ramp-up. Design/methodology/approach The results presented in this paper are based on a real-time, longitudinal study of a single collaborative NPD project in the mechanical engineering industry. The NPD project involves seven suppliers and it is carried out in a large Swedish company (the OEM) and fits the theory-elaborating approach of this research. Findings This study argues that the aspect of timing in OEM-supplier integration, the OEM's research and development (R&D) attitude toward collaboration and the OEM's (R&D) operating procedure are challenges affecting the preparation for production ramp-up. The following three mechanisms to facilitate OEM-supplier integration in order to prepare for production ramp-up are also discussed: the mediator's role, the OEM's face-to-face meeting at the project level and suppliers' formal face-to-face meetings with the OEM and internally. Originality/value This paper elaborates on and extends prior research on production ramp-up by conducting an empirical analysis that incorporates supplier integration in NPD. It bridges the gap between the literature on production ramp-up and on supplier integration in NPD and clearly indicates that supplier integration is an important prerequisite for successful production ramp-up.

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EMERALD GROUP PUBLISHING LTD , 2019. Vol. 30, no 2, p. 506-530
Keywords [en]
Product development, Production, Integration, Supplier relations, Start-ups, Suppliers
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-42984DOI: 10.1108/JMTM-05-2018-0156ISI: 000459508200011Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85058096456OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-42984DiVA, id: diva2:1300812
Available from: 2019-03-29 Created: 2019-03-29 Last updated: 2019-04-10Bibliographically approved

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