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INTEGRATE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT INTO SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

By Zhijian Liao and Claudio Robert Boër

Abstract

The traditional supply chain management doesn't always consider the product development as a part, however, as the Web and e-Business application gather critical mass, the customer requirements are more customized, diverse, and the product life cycle is shorter, thus, it is beneficial to make product development as an value added part through the overall supply chain. This paper examines the product development in e-Age, puts forward that the product development is processes to manufacture knowledge products and can be taken as a developer supply chain. Next, the principles of traditional supply chain management, which are utilized to manage the developer supply chain, are discussed in this paper

Topics: KEY WORDS, Product Development, Supply Chain Management
Year: 2011
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