|Title:||Coordination mechanisms as an enabler to decrease complexity in manufacturing networks|
|Authors :||Scherrer, Maike|
|Conference details:||Interdisciplinary European Conference on Entrepreneurship Research (IECER), 12th - 14th March 2014, Chur|
|License (according to publishing contract) :||Licence according to publishing contract|
|Type of review:||Not specified|
|Subjects :||Manufacturing; Complexity; Mechanism; Network|
|Subject (DDC) :||658.5: Production management|
|Abstract:||Lately, many small and medium sized companies have built up a plant in a foreign country, either to benefit from market access, low cost resources or access to expertise (Ferdows, 1989, Feldmann and Olhager, 2013). The internationalisation of the manufacturing network leads to new challenges for entrepreneurs. Especially, small and medium sized companies claim that the coordination of the traditional and the newly established foreign plant is time consuming and inefficient. We assume that there exist complexity drivers, which hinder an efficient and effective collaboration between the plants and thus negatively influence manufacturing network performance. Thus, we need to (1)achieve an understanding of the relevant complexity drivers and (2) how these influence the collaboration between the internationally distributed plants. Finally, based on this insight, we (3) need to derive measures which enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the collaboration. Hence, we aim to answer two research questions: (1) Which complexity drivers influence the collaboration between dispersed manufacturing plants and (2) how can these complexity drivers be reduced?|
|Departement:||School of Management and Law|
|Organisational Unit:||Center for Enterprise Development (ZUE)|
|Publication type:||Conference Paper|
|Appears in Collections:||Publikationen School of Management and Law|
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