New Product Development and Production Networks: Global Industrial Experience / Edition 1

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Prof. Jürgens is renowned for his scientific work in such fields as human resources, work organization and organization of production and development, especially for automotive industries. In this publication, authors from different countries discuss models of integration in development and production as realized in practice. Of interest to those practitioners who need to develop benchmarks for their own development and production.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642083877
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 12/9/2010
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 472
  • Product dimensions: 0.97 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Restructuring Product Development and Production Networks: Introduction to the Book.- The Challenge of Time to Market: Responses by Industries.- 2 Shortening Lead Time through Early Problem-solving — A New Round of Capability-building Competition in the Auto Industry.- 3 The Machine Tool Industry: New Market Challenges and the Crisis of the Traditional German Pattern of Innovation.- 4 Turnkey Production Networks: The Organizational Delinking of Production from Innovation.- 5 Making Large Teams Work Like Small Teams: Product Development at Microsoft.- Comparing National-specific Approaches in the Machine Tool, Automobile and PC Industries.- 6 Communication and Cooperation in the New Product and Process Development Networks — an International Comparison of Country- and Industry-specific Patterns.- 7 Reorganizing Process Chains in the German and American Machine Tool Industry.- 8 The Italian Machine Tool Industry Towards Product Development Networks.- 9 Changing Strategies and Processes in the Japanese Machine Tool Product Development.- 10 Reorganizing the Product and Process Development of an Italian Car Manufacturer.- 11 Toward New Product and Process Development Networks: The Case of the German Car Industry.- 12 Involving Manufacturing Employees in the Early Stages of Product Development: A Case Study from the U.S. Automobile Industry.- 13 The New Product Development System of the Japanese Automobile Industry.- 14 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 Study.- 15 Industry Hegemony and Company Product Development Performance in the Personal Computer Industry.- Potential and Use of Information and Communication Technology.- 16 Information and Communication Technologies to Support Cooperation in the Product Development Process.- 17 CAD/CAM Utilization Patterns in Japan and Germany.- Beyond the Management and Engineering Perspective.- 18 Knowledge Management is the Key Prerequisite for the Improvement of New Product and Process Development.- 19 Creating Systemic Capability for Consistent High Performance New Product Development.- 20 General Conclusion.

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