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dc.contributor.authorSrai, Jagen
dc.contributor.authorHarrington, Tomasen
dc.contributor.authorTiwari, Manoj Kumaren
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-18T12:07:18Z
dc.date.available2016-08-18T12:07:18Z
dc.date.issued2016-08-12en
dc.identifier.issn0020-7543
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/257327
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores the characteristics of redistributed manufacturing systems within the context of emerging industry supply networks (EI SNs), with a particular focus on their structure, operations and reconfiguration dynamics. A number of factors have resulted in the redistribution of manufacturing. Within Emerging Industries, advances in process and information technologies, have changed the physical and information characteristics of components and products, and the viable production economies of scale. Further, the emergence of new specialised companies fulfilling key research, production or service roles have changed industry structure and operations, and the conventional model of value creation. Six industrial systems are examined using an Industrial System mapping methodology providing a basis for cross-case analysis, selected on the basis of representing alternative and novel evolution paths that may provide insights into the characteristics of EI SNs within a redistributed manufacturing context. Cross-case analysis suggests several generic aspects to EI SNs, including the blurring of traditional industry boundaries and the critical requirement to manage uncertainty. Alternative forms of EI SNs are observed supporting particular EI evolution paths. Further, more adaptive SNs support increased product variety, with lower inventory models enabled by enhanced production and distribution flexibility, often located closer to demand.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors would like to acknowledge UK Research Council EPSRC, the industrial collaborators who provided access to their organisations, and their supply network, industrial and institutional partners.
dc.languageEnglishen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.subjectsupply chain designen
dc.subjectsupply chain managementen
dc.subjectsupply chain dynamicsen
dc.subjectemerging industryen
dc.subjectdistributed manufacturingen
dc.titleCharacteristics of redistributed manufacturing systems: a comparative study of emerging industry supply networksen
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionThis is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from Taylor & Francis via http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2016.1214765en
prism.publicationDate2016en
prism.publicationNameInternational Journal of Production Researchen
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.1260
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-07-06en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1080/00207543.2016.1214765en
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016-08-12en
dc.contributor.orcidSrai, Jag [0000-0003-2277-2127]
dc.identifier.eissn1366-588X
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idEPSRC (TS/I000275/1)
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2017-08-12


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