Magnus Kuschel

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Received: 18 May 2005 Revised: 19 June 2005 Accepted: 9 January 2006 Abstract This paper examines a business and IS/IT initiative at Volvo that involves managing the development and implementation of an agile aftermarket supply chain. The case is based on Volvo’s global initiative to create a platform, Web services, and a Web portal for selling spare parts(More)
The concept of open innovation has gained wide-spread attention in different research communities. Nevertheless, it is based on a relatively thin theoretical base dominated by aspects of organizational and intellectual property strategies. Building upon a longitudinal case study, this paper provides an example of open innovation from the Volvo Group. The(More)
Many situations of rapid emergence of a phenomenon are characterised by the fact that a lot of what is written and said is based on ideas, though the discussion may be flavoured by hype rather than anchored in reality at least in the beginning. Still, there are also situations that constitute real changes. Extensive experiences from spare parts logistics at(More)
This paper describes critical factors for co-ordinated enterprise and IS/IT development and change in complex organizations in Sweden. These factors represent an answer on the crucial question: Why is co-ordinated development of enterprise and IS/IT difficult today? The survey is based upon in-depth interviews and concentrated workshops which present a(More)
Utilization of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is often presented as improving supply chain management even though there are still few in-depth studies that support the hype. In this work, the feasibility of a mobile RFID solution in the automotive business-to-business of Volvo has been studied. Currently, due to costs of fixed infrastructure(More)
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