InImpact: The Journal of Innovation Impact

Publisher Future Technology Press
Vol. 7 No. 2 KES Transactions on SDM I - Sustainable Design and Manufacturing 2014
Volume Editors KES International
Journal ISSN 2051-6002
Article TitleA Typology for the Management of Engineering Activities Based on the Decoupling Point Concept
Primary AuthorJon Gosling, Cardiff University
Other Author(s) Mohamed naim; Bill Hewlett
Pages 1025 - 1036
Article ID sdm14-096
Publication Date 01-May-16
AbstractThe customer order decoupling point (CODP) is commonly used to develop a simplified range of supply chain structures, ranging from standardised ship-to-stock to customized ‘engineer-to-order’ supply chains. This paper focuses on the latter category, with the purpose being the exploration of CODP concepts in design and engineering activities. The methodology follows a two phase approach. In the first phase, a collaborative form of inquiry as the means for producing knowledge is adopted, whereby academics and practitioners co-operated to develop a conceptual framework. The second phase includes three exploratory case studies, using interviews and site visits to gather data. The framework results in a classification of nine potential engineering subclasses. Through the exploratory case studies insight is given into the subclasses.
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