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Managerial issues in modularizing complex products

Magnus Persson (Institutionen för teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Arbetsorganisation) ; Pär Åhlström (Institutionen för teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Arbetsorganisation)
Technovation (2006)
[Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig]

Modularisation is an increasingly common strategy for many companies. However, present literature is lacking in two respects. First, it tends to focus on the positive effects of modularisation, disregarding any problems during the modularisation process. Second, it is mostly based on rather simple products. We identify managerial issues in modularising complex products. Through a four-year in-depth case study at Volvo Car Corporation, we uncovered a number of problems that needed to be dealt with. We synthesise these into three major issues, which need management attention to be resolved.

Nyckelord: Modularisation, managerial issues, product development, complex products, automotive industry

Denna post skapades 2006-01-19.
CPL Pubid: 10188


Institutioner (Chalmers)

Institutionen för teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Arbetsorganisation (2005-2006)


Industriell teknik och ekonomi

Chalmers infrastruktur