Abstract

Modular product structures hold the promise of multiple benefits, such as component economies of scale, inventory reductions, improved order lead time and speed of new product introductions. This study provides insight into the conditions enabling suppliers to benefit from such structures at the client firm. An embedded, multiple case study was employed at Vanderlande Industries Nederland B.V. and three of its suppliers. Modular product structures should be deployed together with integration strategies. From a suppliers perspective, it is best when development integration is present, intellectual property rights are kept for the development, and the focal firm has a flow-based nature.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event28th International IPSERA Conference : Art and Science of Procurement - Campus Bovisa, Milan, Italy
Duration: 14 Apr 201917 Apr 2019
Conference number: 28
http://www.ipsera2019.com/

Conference

Conference28th International IPSERA Conference
Abbreviated titleIPSERA
CountryItaly
CityMilan
Period14/04/1917/04/19
Internet address

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Suppliers
Supplier integration
Buyers
Product structure
Nature
Intellectual property rights
Multiple case study
Economies of scale
Lead time
Industry
New product introduction

Keywords

  • modularization, modular product structures, buyer-supplier integration, supplier base, value creation

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Sanders, V., Semeijn, J., & Gelderman, C. J. (2019). Modular product structures and buyer-supplier integration. Paper presented at 28th International IPSERA Conference , Milan, Italy.
Sanders, Vicky ; Semeijn, Janjaap ; Gelderman, Cees J. / Modular product structures and buyer-supplier integration. Paper presented at 28th International IPSERA Conference , Milan, Italy.18 p.
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