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Verrollot, J., Tolonen, A., Harkonen, J., Haapasalo, H. (2017) Supply capability creation process: Key milestone criteria and activities. Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management, 10 (3), 495. doi:10.3926/jiem.2375

Supply capability creation process : key milestone criteria and activities

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Author: Verrollot, Jordan1; Tolonen, Arto1; Härkönen, Janne1;
Organizations: 1University of Oulu
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: OmniaScience, 2017
Publish Date: 2018-01-05


Purpose: The article focuses on supply capability creation (SCC) within the new product development (NPD). The purpose is to establish an SCC process describing the main SCC activities and milestone criteria in preparing the supply process for new products.

Design/methodology/approach: The article analyses the earlier research, carries out current state analysis of six case companies regarding the SCC areas and proposes an SCC process.

Findings: The developed SCC process aims at preparing the operational supply capability for a developed new product based on the preferred, qualified and contracted suppliers and materials along the NPD process, and ultimately at the product ramp-up

Originality/value: This paper introduces an SCC process that has not been presented earlier in the literature, highlighting the important role of the SCC for successful product ramp-ups.

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Series: Journal of industrial engineering and management
ISSN: 2013-8423
ISSN-E: 2013-0953
ISSN-L: 2013-8423
Volume: 10
Issue: 3
Pages: 495 - 521
DOI: 10.3926/jiem.2375
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 222 Other engineering and technologies
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