EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Challenges with Industralization in a Supply Chain Network: A Supplier Perspective

Per Hilletofth, Paraskeva Wlazlak, Glenn Johansson and Kristina Säfsten
Additional contact information
Per Hilletofth: Jönköping University, Sweden
Paraskeva Wlazlak: Jönköping University, Sweden
Glenn Johansson: Jönköping University, Sweden
Kristina Säfsten: Jönköping University, Sweden

from ToKnowPress

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to explore the challenges with industrialization across a supply chain network, from a supplier perspective. The study focuses on identifying the challenges encountered by the supplier, when working with industrialization alongside the customer’s industrialization process, the reasons for and the effects of these challenges, as well as how these challenges can be managed. These issues have been examined through a single case study including a Swedish company from the polymer systems and components industry. Empirical data has been collected through in-depth and semi-structured interviews. This study has identified fourteen challenges as well as their main reasons and effects. In addition, solutions to the challenges have been identified. The challenges can be classified as internal or external. An internal challenge originates from inside the supplier’s own organization, while an external challenge originates from the customer’s organization or from the collaboration between the two organizations. This study is explorative in nature and is limited to one supplier located in Sweden. Thus, empirical data from similar and other research settings should be gathered to reinforce the validity of the findings.

Keywords: industrialization; production ramp-up; supply chain; supplier (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.toknowpress.net/ISBN/978-961-6914-13-0/papers/ML15-064.pdf full text (application/pdf)
http://www.toknowpress.net/ISBN/978-961-6914-13-0/MakeLearn2015.pdf Conference Programme (application/pdf)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:tkp:mklp15:309-318

Access Statistics for this chapter

More chapters in Managing Intellectual Capital and Innovation for Sustainable and Inclusive Society: Managing Intellectual Capital and Innovation; Proceedings of the MakeLearn and TIIM Joint International Conference 2015 from ToKnowPress
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Alen Jezovnik ().

 
Page updated 2020-06-23
Handle: RePEc:tkp:mklp15:309-318