Improving the synchronisation of supply chains: an automotive case study

Lyons, A. C., Coronado, Adrian, Kehoe, D. F. and Coleman, Julian L. ORCID: 0000-0002-8924-0224 (2004) Improving the synchronisation of supply chains: an automotive case study. International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, 4 (4). pp. 374-383. ISSN 1470-9511

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Abstract

The authors report on an attempt to examine the theory, practical feasibility and benefits of making vehicle build information accessible to second and third-tier component suppliers. A description is provided of a case study used to demonstrate the impact on supply chain performance of sharing vehicle build information with the upstream suppliers of a high-volume vehicle manufacturer. A range of performance measures aggregated in the form of a ''supply chain scorecard'' demonstrated that suppliers are able to synchronise manufacturing more closely with the vehicle manufacturer and make capacity utilisation, lead time and inventory improvements with access to vehicle production schedules.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Metadata only available from this repository. This article was originally published in International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management Vol.4(4), published by Inderscience © Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
Divisions: Business, Accountancy and Law > Business Management
Depositing User: Scott Wilson
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2013 12:52
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2018 08:25
Identification Number: 10.1504/IJATM.2004.006289
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/455

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