Product modularisation and organisational coordination

Type de publication:

Journal Article

Source:

International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, Volume 13, Number 1, p.55-74 (2013)

URL:

https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84875695385&doi=10.1504%2fIJATM.2013.052779&partnerID=40&md5=fd2f5697e9b3339d8e32e4265a90b196

Résumé:

Product modularisation can bring a lot of benefits, for example shorter lead-time since different modules can be developed in parallel. Existing literature proposes that by standardising interfaces, it is possible to avoid coordination problems in the development of different modules; coordination problems that might be caused by conflicts calling for management decisions. We test this assumption by investigating two modules in a new car development project. Despite having standardised and simple interfaces to other modules, managerial involvement in coordination was still needed. Hence, dividing a product into modules does not eliminate the need for a managerial hierarchy making important decisions. Copyright © 2013 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

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