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Bike builders put Taiwan back in saddle Rivals join forces to counter Chinese competition

Bike builders put Taiwan back in saddle Rivals join forces to counter Chinese competition Purpose – Reviews the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoints practical implications from cutting‐edge research and case studies. Design/methodology/approach – This briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context. Findings – For producers faced with the challenge of coping with the threat of low‐cost competition, co‐innovation within an integrated supplier network may be quite helpful. By working to coordinate the innovation efforts of assemblers and suppliers and also effectively implement relevant aspects of the Toyota Production System for bicycle production, Taiwan's A‐team has laid a good foundation. While some initiatives are still in the early stages, as a result of the A‐Team's work to date, A‐team membership has increased and the group has received considerable recognition both at home and abroad. Practical implications – Provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world's leading organizations. Originality/value – The briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy‐to‐digest format. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Strategic Direction Emerald Publishing

Bike builders put Taiwan back in saddle Rivals join forces to counter Chinese competition

Strategic Direction , Volume 24 (7): 3 – May 23, 2008

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0258-0543
DOI
10.1108/02580540810877366
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Abstract

Purpose – Reviews the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoints practical implications from cutting‐edge research and case studies. Design/methodology/approach – This briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context. Findings – For producers faced with the challenge of coping with the threat of low‐cost competition, co‐innovation within an integrated supplier network may be quite helpful. By working to coordinate the innovation efforts of assemblers and suppliers and also effectively implement relevant aspects of the Toyota Production System for bicycle production, Taiwan's A‐team has laid a good foundation. While some initiatives are still in the early stages, as a result of the A‐Team's work to date, A‐team membership has increased and the group has received considerable recognition both at home and abroad. Practical implications – Provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world's leading organizations. Originality/value – The briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy‐to‐digest format.

Journal

Strategic DirectionEmerald Publishing

Published: May 23, 2008

Keywords: Suppliers; Networking; Innovation; Bicycles; Manufacturing systems; Taiwan

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