Evolving Models of Supplier Involvement in Design: The Deterioration of the Japanese Model in U.S. Auto

@article{Ro2008EvolvingMO,
  title={Evolving Models of Supplier Involvement in Design: The Deterioration of the Japanese Model in U.S. Auto},
  author={Young K. Ro and Jeffrey K. Liker and Sebastian K. Fixson},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management},
  year={2008},
  volume={55},
  pages={359-377}
}
The U.S. auto industry in the 1990s was in a state of transition, driven by a rapidly changing environment and attempts to adopt best practices from other automakers. The Japanese supplier management system is regarded as extremely effective in delivering high-quality component systems integrated into the vehicle with short design lead times. American automakers dedicated themselves to reengineering their product development systems, benchmarking the Japanese model, and outsourcing increasing… CONTINUE READING
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