SUPPLIER INTEGRATION IN PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT: A SEARCH FOR EXISTING APPORACHES IN OTHER INDUSTRIES
Editor: Marjanovic Dorian, Storga Mario, Pavkovic Neven, Bojcetic Nenad, Skec Stanko
Author: Bock, J.; Wilberg, J.; Lindemann, U.
Section: DESIGN PROCESSES
Supplier integration in product development is important to improve the efficiency and effectivity, but additional support for the operational management is needed. To address this need a search for existing approach in other sectors was conducted and the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) approach from the construction industry was identified as promising. The paper analyses and transfers the approach into the mechanical engineering domain. The interview based evaluation of the developed concept emphasizes that supplier integration could especially benefit from an integrated incentive system.