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New Product Development and Production Networks : Global Industrial Experience - Ulrich Jurgens

New Product Development and Production Networks

Global Industrial Experience

By: Ulrich Jurgens (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 14th December 1999
ISBN: 9783540641728
Number Of Pages: 472

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Prof. Dr. U. Jurgens, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, is renown for his scientific work in fields like human resources, work organization and organization of production and development, especially for automotive industries. In this publication the authors from different countries discuss practical models of integration in development and production as realized in practice. Time-to-Market is the key for success, efficient integration of development and production necessary to reach the goal. Jurgens himself acts as a publication editor and creates a book reporting about the state of art in automotive and electronics industry. The publication is directed to scientists and is of interest to those practitioners, who have to develop the benchmarks for their own development and production.

List of Contributorsp. ix
Restructuring Product Development and Production Networks: Introduction to the Bookp. 1
The Challenge of Time to Market: Responses by Industries
Shortening Lead Time through Early Problem-solving - A New Round of Capability-building Competition in the Auto Industryp. 23
The Machine Tool Industry: New Market Challenges and the Crisis of the Traditional German Pattern of Innovationp. 55
Turnkey Production Networks: The Organizational Delinking of Production from Innovationp. 67
Making Large Teams Work Like Small Teams: Product Development at Microsoftp. 85
Comparing National-specific Approaches in the Machine Tool, Automobile and PC Industries
Communication and Cooperation in the New Product and Process Development Networks - an International Comparison of Country- and Industry-specific Patternsp. 107
Reorganizing Process Chains in the German and American Machine Tool Industryp. 149
The Italian Machine Tool Industry Towards Product Development Networksp. 181
Changing Strategies and Processes in the Japanese Machine Tool Product Developmentp. 199
Reorganizing the Product and Process Development of an Italian Car Manufacturerp. 225
Toward New Product and Process Development Networks: The Case of the German Car Industryp. 259
Involving Manufacturing Employees in the Early Stages of Product Development: A Case Study from the U.S. Automobile Industryp. 289
The New Product Development System of the Japanese Automobile Industryp. 313
Reduction of Development Lead Time Through Improvements in the Development Process and Innovations in Production Technology - Reconfirmation of Japanese-Style Supplier Relations. Evidence from a Case Studyp. 341
Industry Hegemony and Company Product Development Performance in the Personal Computer Industryp. 357
Potential and Use of Information and Communication Technology
Information and Communication Technologies to Support Cooperation in the Product Development Processp. 389
CAD/CAM Utilization Patterns in Japan and Germanyp. 407
Beyond the Management and Engineering Perspective
Knowledge Management is the Key Prerequisite for the Improvement of New Product and Process Developmentp. 427
Creating Systemic Capability for Consistent High Performance New Product Developmentp. 441
General Conclusionp. 459
Indexp. 465
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ISBN: 9783540641728
ISBN-10: 3540641726
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 472
Published: 14th December 1999
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.69
Weight (kg): 0.86

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