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Manufacturing Strategy in the Value System

Manufacturing Strategy in the Value System This article examines the current relationship between Swedishmanufacturers and their suppliers. Emphasis is put on the demands placedon the suppliers by the manufacturers, on the internal suppliersactivities causing this demand, and on the future plans and programmespursued by the suppliers in order to meet this situation. The empiricaldata suggest that the major interface problem of today is the supplierinability to deliver on time, and that the reasons for this have to dowith suppliers insufficient material control systems and theirinability to produce quality products. Suppliers action plans for thefuture do not, however, include any quality improvement programmes butonly actions related to internal material flow, such as lead timereduction programmes and the development of product workshops. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Operations & Production Management Emerald Publishing

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0144-3577
DOI
10.1108/01443579110001239
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Abstract

This article examines the current relationship between Swedishmanufacturers and their suppliers. Emphasis is put on the demands placedon the suppliers by the manufacturers, on the internal suppliersactivities causing this demand, and on the future plans and programmespursued by the suppliers in order to meet this situation. The empiricaldata suggest that the major interface problem of today is the supplierinability to deliver on time, and that the reasons for this have to dowith suppliers insufficient material control systems and theirinability to produce quality products. Suppliers action plans for thefuture do not, however, include any quality improvement programmes butonly actions related to internal material flow, such as lead timereduction programmes and the development of product workshops.

Journal

International Journal of Operations & Production ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 1, 1991

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