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Let others manufacture! Towards a new manufacturing framework
Year:2009
Research Areas
  • Marketing,
  • Business organisation
Information
Abstract
Global manufacturing virtual networks (GMVNs) constitute a new type of vertical and horizontal relations between independent companies or even competitors where it is not needed to maintain internal manufacturing resources but to manage and share the network resources. The fluid relations that exist within the GMVNs allow them a very permeable organization easy to connect and disconnect from one to each other as well as to choose a set of partners with specific attributes. The result is a highly flexible system characterized by low barriers to entry and exit, geographic flexibility, low costs, rapid technological diffusion, high diversification through contract manufacturers and exceptional economies of scale and specialization. This paper analyses the causes behind the formation of such networks, their strategy, structure, dynamics and culture, taking into account areas such as strategic alliances between competitors, the permeable and diffuse nature of the network actors, the inherent paradox of collaborating with competitors, cross-cultural issues or information and communication technologies at the network level. This work will clarify and put these organizations in perspective and will analyze their evolution over the next few years.
International
Si
JCR
No
Title
Intangible Capital
ISBN
1697-9818
Impact factor JCR
0
Impact info
Volume
5
10.3926/ic.2009.v5n4
Journal number
4
From page
347
To page
369
Month
ENERO
Ranking
Participants
  • Autor: Carlos Rodriguez Monroy (UPM)
  • Autor: JOSE RAMÓN VILANA ARTO (UAM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Ingeniería de la Calidad Alimentaria
  • Departamento: Ingeniería de Organización, Administración de Empresas y Estadística
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