The three-day car challenge: Investigating the inhibitors of responsive order fulfilment in new vehicle supply systems1

@inproceedings{Holweg2003TheTC,
  title={The three-day car challenge: Investigating the inhibitors of responsive order fulfilment in new vehicle supply systems1},
  author={Matthias Holweg},
  year={2003}
}
Time as a source for competitive advantage has been widely acknowledged, yet the motor industry struggles to provide quick response to customer demand. Current new vehicle supply is still based on large inventory in the market-place, and customers are left with the choice of either taking a vehicle from stock—often compromising on specification—or waiting an average 6 weeks for a custom-built vehicle. This study investigates the reasons for this lack of responsiveness in UK new vehicle supply… CONTINUE READING

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