CO-DESIGN OF INNOVATIVE PRODUCT & NETWORK OF FIRMS: CATALYSTS FOR CO-WORKING
Simultaneous design of collaborative innovative product and network of collaborators, called co-design paradigm, seems to be a niche of efficiency for firms. However to collaborate successfully, various constraints should be taken into account. Product design should be aware of the feasibility of the future manufacturing of products by the network of partners; this is design products to manage network. On the other hand, the network of partners’ architecture and runs generate hard constraints for product design too; this is design network to adapt product design. We explore here co-design by focusing our study on mutual constraints between its two activities. Concepts proposed here allow a better understanding of their dependencies.