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Reitsma, E., Bäckstrand, J., Fredriksson, A. & Forslund, H. (2024). Practices supporting the implementation of circular procurement: a literature review and future research agenda. In: : . Paper presented at 33rd Annual International IPSERA Conference, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, 24-27 March 2024.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Practices supporting the implementation of circular procurement: a literature review and future research agenda
2024 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-63728 (URN)
Conference
33rd Annual International IPSERA Conference, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, 24-27 March 2024
Available from: 2024-03-04 Created: 2024-03-04 Last updated: 2024-03-22Bibliographically approved
Reitsma, E., Haug, A., Hilletofth, P. & Johansson, E. (2023). Engaging with ‘Engineer for Supply Chain’ (EfSC): insights from two engineer-to-order manufacturers. Production planning & control (Print)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Engaging with ‘Engineer for Supply Chain’ (EfSC): insights from two engineer-to-order manufacturers
2023 (English)In: Production planning & control (Print), ISSN 0953-7287, E-ISSN 1366-5871Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

The practice of ‘Design for Supply Chain’ (DfSC) aims at integrating strategic sourcing into manufacturers’ new product development (NPD) processes. The literature on this topic, however, mainly focuses on contexts involving high-volume, standardised products, while the engineer-to-order (ETO) context has received only limited attention. As argued in this paper, this constitutes a gap in the literature since the findings from high-volume, standardised contexts may not be directly applicable to the ETO context. To support this claim, a case study approach is used to explore DfSC in two ETO manufacturers. This paper terms this practice ‘Engineer for Supply Chain’ (EfSC) and identifies four dimensions that it comprises: (1) consideration of strategic sourcing in NPD, (2) representation of the sourcing function in NPD, (3) collaboration between the R&D and sourcing functions, and (4) adoption of methods for considering strategic sourcing in NPD. Although these dimensions partly overlap with the literature on DfSC, the characteristics of EfSC differ—most notably by requiring the consideration of strategic sourcing before the product design stage of NPD, as well as procedures that encourage this consideration. Finally, the study identifies relationships among the dimensions and develops a holistic four-step process for engaging with EfSC.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2023
Keywords
Design for supply chain, strategic sourcing, new product development, engineer-to-order, Engineer for Supply Chain, case study
National Category
Business Administration Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-59093 (URN)10.1080/09537287.2023.2273989 (DOI)001097797400001 ()2-s2.0-85176097504 (Scopus ID)HOA;intsam;1716328 (Local ID)HOA;intsam;1716328 (Archive number)HOA;intsam;1716328 (OAI)
Funder
Knowledge Foundation
Note

Included in doctoral thesis in manuscript form.

Available from: 2022-12-05 Created: 2022-12-05 Last updated: 2023-12-11
Reitsma, E., Hilletofth, P. & Johansson, E. (2023). Supply chain design during product development: a systematic literature review. Production planning & control (Print), 34(1), 1-18
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Supply chain design during product development: a systematic literature review
2023 (English)In: Production planning & control (Print), ISSN 0953-7287, E-ISSN 1366-5871, Vol. 34, no 1, p. 1-18Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper explores how supply chains can be designed during product development (PD) through systematically reviewing 143 peer-reviewed journal articles written in English. The findings indicate that practitioners can perform 14 supply chain design (SCD) activities during PD. These activities are grouped into levels and areas, and a model is developed that interrelates SCD with nine product characteristics. Therewith, scholars are given a deep insight into the literature on SCD during PD. The paper also provides a framework for developing company- and project-specific checklists that can be used for multiple purposes, including planning, performing, or evaluating SCD activities before, during, or after PD projects. The implementation of the framework, according to the characteristics of a manufacturer and its PD projects, constitutes an opportunity for the creation of resilient supply chains.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2023
Keywords
Supply chain design, product development, materials flow, literature review, supply chain resilience
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-51917 (URN)10.1080/09537287.2021.1884763 (DOI)000619718800001 ()2-s2.0-85101078086 (Scopus ID)GOA;;721017 (Local ID)GOA;;721017 (Archive number)GOA;;721017 (OAI)
Available from: 2021-02-19 Created: 2021-02-19 Last updated: 2023-01-04Bibliographically approved
Reitsma, E. (2022). Sourcing strategising in the new product development process: Insights from the strategy-as-practice lens and engineer-to-order context. (Doctoral dissertation). Jönköping: Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sourcing strategising in the new product development process: Insights from the strategy-as-practice lens and engineer-to-order context
2022 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In many cases, manufacturers have changed from sourcing only a few, simple, and separate components from local suppliers to sourcing a high variety of modules from globally dispersed suppliers. This has resulted in the implementation of a wide variety of sourcing strategies, including, for example, multiple sourcing and supplier integration. All these and other sourcing strategies are aimed at achieving a certain level of supply chain (SC) responsiveness. The level of SC responsiveness ideally matches the characteristics of a product. For example, highly innovative products typically require highly responsive SCs.

In order to match products with their SCs, manufacturers are advised to engage in sourcing strategy in their new product development (NPD) process. However, there are at least two knowledge gaps in the literature on this topic: (1) the lack of a widely accepted, comprehensive conceptualisation of how manufacturers can engage in sourcing strategy in NPD, and (2) the lack of empirical insights into manufacturers operating in the engineer-to-order (ETO) context. This dissertation focuses on filling these knowledge gaps.

Addressing the first gap, the dissertation uses the theoretical lens of ‘strategy-as-practice’ (SAP) and the literature to conceptualise the ‘doing of sourcing strategy’ in NPD as three interrelated dimensions: (1) practitioners, (2) activities, and (3) practices. Through discussing these dimensions and their potential interplay throughout NPD, the dissertation demonstrates the potential of the SAP lens in providing a common framework and reducing the fragmented nature of the literature. By using the SAP lens, the dissertation also contributes to practice. Despite not being ‘actionable’ in the sense of constituting detailed guidelines for acting, the SAP lens produces insights that can help practitioners to become more reflective. For example, they can learn to see sourcing strategising as a multidimensional, dynamic concept and the place it can occupy in the NPD process.

The second knowledge gap in the literature regards the lack of empirical research focusing on the ETO context. Therefore, the dissertation includes a case study focusing on practitioners’ sourcing strategising activities and practices in this context. First, five approaches to performing sourcing strategising activities in NPD are explored in terms of their conditions and intended outcomes. Secondly, four practices that can support sourcing strategising in NPD are identified. These practices – referred to as ‘Design for Supply Chain’ (DFSC) practices – are also examined in terms of their interrelations. Practitioners can use the case study findings to compare the advantages of the five sourcing strategising approaches when sourcing items or services. Furthermore, the findings allow practitioners to assess how the four interrelated DFSC practices can support their sourcing strategising efforts in NPD.

Abstract [sv]

Denna avhandling använder det teoretiska perspektivet “strategy-as-practice” (SAP) och en systematisk litteraturgenomgång för att konceptualisera implementering av försörjningsstrategier i produktutveckling (PU) som tre sammanbundna dimensioner: (1) utövare, (2) aktiviteter och (3) praktiker. Genom att diskutera dessa dimensioner och deras potentiella samspel genom hela PU-processen, påvisar avhandlingen SAP-perspektivets potential att erbjuda ett gemensamt ramverk och minska den splittrade natur litteraturen har. Genom att använda SAP-perspektivet bidrar avhandlingen också till praktik. Trots att den inte är “agerbar” i meningen att den utgör detaljerade riktlinjer för att agera, ger SAP-perspektivet insikter som kan hjälpa utövare att bli mer reflekterande. Till exempel kan de lära sig att se implementeringen av försörjningsstrategier som ett flerdimensionellt och dynamiskt koncept, och se dess möjliga roll i PU-processen.

På grund av bristen på empirisk forskning med fokus på “engineer-to-order” (ETO) som kontext, inkluderar avhandlingen också en fallstudie över utövares aktiviteter och praktiker för implementering av försörjningsstrategier i detta sammanhang. Först utforskas fem tillvägagångssätt för att implementera försörjningsstrategier i PU utifrån deras förutsättningar och avsedda resultat. Sedan identifieras fyra praktiker som kan stödja implementeringen av försörjningsstrategier i PU. Dessa praktiker, kallade “Design for Supply Chain”-praktiker (DFSC), undersöks också utifrån deras inbördes samband. Utövare kan använda fallstudiens resultat för att jämföra fördelar med de fem tillvägagångssätten för implementering av försörjningsstrategier vid inköp av varor eller tjänster. Dessutom möjliggör resultaten för utövare att bedöma hur de fyra inbördes relaterade DFSC-praktikerna kan stödja implementeringen av försörjningsstrategier i PU.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Jönköping: Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, 2022. p. 119
Series
JIBS Dissertation Series, ISSN 1403-0470 ; 152
National Category
Business Administration Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-59094 (URN)978-91-7914-015-1 (ISBN)978-91-7914-018-2 (ISBN)
Public defence
2023-01-20, E1405, School of Engineering, Jönköping, 13:15 (English)
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2022-12-05 Created: 2022-12-05 Last updated: 2022-12-05Bibliographically approved
Reitsma, E. & Hilletofth, P. (2022). Supply chain strategizing in new product development. In: Joseph Sarkis (Ed.), The Palgrave Handbook of Supply Chain Management: (pp. 1-23). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Supply chain strategizing in new product development
2022 (English)In: The Palgrave Handbook of Supply Chain Management / [ed] Joseph Sarkis, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2022, p. 1-23Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

During the last few decades, supply chain (SC) strategy has become an important focus for manufacturers. This has resulted in the implementation of a wide variety of SC strategies, including, for example, lean, agile, and leagile – the latter being a combination of the first two. All these and other SC strategies aim at achieving a certain level of responsiveness to customer needs. Since the level of responsiveness should match the characteristics of a product, this chapter discusses how manufacturers can engage in SC strategizing in the context of new product development (NPD). Through the theoretical lens of “strategy-as-practice” (SAP), SC strategizing in NPD is conceptualized as a dynamic interplay of “practitioners,” “activities,” and “practices.” The chapter also explains that, while managing this interplay, manufacturers should be aware of challenges caused by uncertainty, politics, and learning. Finally, the chapter opens the door for future research that utilizes the SAP lens in order to empirically explore SC strategizing in NPD.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2022
Keywords
Supply chain strategy, Responsiveness, New product development, Strategy-as-practice
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-57995 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-89822-9_9-1 (DOI)978-3-030-89822-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-07-20 Created: 2022-07-20 Last updated: 2022-12-05Bibliographically approved
Reitsma, E., Manfredsson, P., Hilletofth, P. & Andersson, R. (2020). The outcomes of providing lean training to strategic suppliers: A Swedish case study. The TQM Journal, 33(5), 1049-1065
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The outcomes of providing lean training to strategic suppliers: A Swedish case study
2020 (English)In: The TQM Journal, ISSN 1754-2731, E-ISSN 1754-274X, Vol. 33, no 5, p. 1049-1065Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose

The aim of this study is to investigate the outcomes of a leading Swedish truck maker (referred to as “TruckCo” for confidentiality reasons) providing lean training to its strategic suppliers.

Design/methodology/approach

A single in-depth case study is conducted, using on-site semi-structured interviews with representatives from TruckCo and its suppliers for data collection.

Findings

The lean training program resulted in four main outcomes. First, financially unstable suppliers were less receptive to the lean training program than financially stable suppliers. Second, the suppliers became easier to collaborate with over time, through improving their internal ways of working and thus creating more trust in terms of reliability. Third, the suppliers improved their ability to identify possible problems that could jeopardize deliveries. Fourth and finally, the suppliers improved their delivery precision.

Research limitations/implications

One limitation of this study is that its findings are based on a single in-depth case study. Another limitation is that all the involved companies originate from Sweden. These limitations should be considered in attempts to replicate or further test the reported findings.

Practical implications

This study provides insights into how a manufacturer can teach lean management to suppliers, and how suppliers can be involved in a manufacturer's journey towards a leaner supply chain. Furthermore, the study reflects more generally on the potential outcomes of a manufacturer providing lean training to suppliers.

Originality/value

This study highlights both TruckCo's and the suppliers' view of the outcomes of the lean training program and discusses how different suppliers adopt the taught lean practices. Avenues for future research are proposed as well.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2020
Keywords
Lean training, Implementation, Supplier development, Supply chain collaboration, Quality management
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Intelligent Industry
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-50981 (URN)10.1108/TQM-04-2020-0085 (DOI)000679955100006 ()2-s2.0-85095716416 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2020-10-12 Created: 2020-11-13 Last updated: 2023-11-06Bibliographically approved
Murillo-Oviedo, A. B., Pimenta, M. L., Hilletofth, P. & Reitsma, E. (2019). Achieving market orientation through cross-functional integration. Operations and Supply Chain Management, 12(3), 175-185
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Achieving market orientation through cross-functional integration
2019 (English)In: Operations and Supply Chain Management, ISSN 1979-3561, Vol. 12, no 3, p. 175-185Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to understand how cross-functional integration contributes to the market orientation of a company that strives to increase market responsiveness. A case study in the Brazilian beverages industry was conducted and empirical data was collected through fourteen in-depth interviews from various functions within the company. The findings indicate that cross-functional integration enables the company to achieve market orientation through two main processes: product launch and customer complaints. Cross-functional integration enables a company to disseminate knowledge about organizational dynamics at both departmental and individual levels, to generate interdependency, to improve the awareness about the internal needs, and to improve the internal knowledge about the customer. This study shows that practitioners need to establish cross-functional integration, as it contributes to the market orientation of a company. Internal knowledge enables practitioners to create value through products and services, while still preserving the corporate image. It also shows that cross-functional teams and meetings are necessary to achieve market orientation in a company.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
OSCM, 2019
Keywords
co-ordination, knowledge management, market orientation, interactions
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-45490 (URN)10.31387/oscm0380241 (DOI)000478656900006 ()2-s2.0-85074446923 (Scopus ID)POA JTH 2019;JTHLogistikIS (Local ID)POA JTH 2019;JTHLogistikIS (Archive number)POA JTH 2019;JTHLogistikIS (OAI)
Available from: 2019-08-08 Created: 2019-08-08 Last updated: 2020-12-17Bibliographically approved
Manfredsson, P., Hilletofth, P. & Reitsma, E. (2019). Involving Suppliers In A Lean Training Program. In: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management, Vietnam, 2019: . Paper presented at 9th International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM), 15 – 18 December, 2019,Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. OSCM
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Involving Suppliers In A Lean Training Program
2019 (English)In: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management, Vietnam, 2019, OSCM, 2019Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to investigate the outcomes of a manufacturer involving its suppliers in their lean training program. A single in-depth case study is conducted to examine a lean training program that was offered by Scania to five suppliers. Semi-structured interviews were conducted at Scania and these suppliers to explore the outcomes of the training program. The interview findings were triangulated by completing observations and focus groups at the suppliers. Four main outcomes are identified after the completion of the training program. First, the suppliers became easier to collaborate with due to better internal ways of working and more trust in terms of reliability. Second, the suppliers improved their ability to identify possible problems that could jeopardize deliveries. Third, the suppliers improved their delivery precision. Fourth and finally, financially unstable suppliers were less perceptive to the lean training program than financially stable suppliers. This study also proposes avenues for future research.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
OSCM: , 2019
Keywords
Lean training program, implementation, suppliers, development, collaboration, culture, quality management
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-47152 (URN)
Conference
9th International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM), 15 – 18 December, 2019,Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Available from: 2019-12-18 Created: 2019-12-18 Last updated: 2019-12-18Bibliographically approved
Reitsma, E., Hilletofth, P. & Johansson, E. (2019). Performing Supply Chain Design Activities during Product Development Projects: A Systematic Literature Review. In: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management, Vietnam, 2019: . Paper presented at 9th International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM), 15 – 18 December, 2019,Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. OSCM
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Performing Supply Chain Design Activities during Product Development Projects: A Systematic Literature Review
2019 (English)In: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management, Vietnam, 2019, OSCM, 2019Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this research is to provide a state-of-the-art overview of the supply chain design (SCD) activities that an OEM can perform when developing new products. This purpose is realized by systematically examining peer-reviewed journal articles written in English. The search strategy adopted in this research is based on selected databases and keywords. Crossreferencing is used to identify additional relevant articles. This resulted in a synthesis sample of 93 relevant articles. From this synthesis sample, a set of SCD activities that can be performed by OEMs during product development projects are extracted. These activities are discussed by using a subset articles (47) from the synthesis sample.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
OSCM: , 2019
Keywords
Supply chain design, integrated product development, concurrent engineering, design for x, systematic literature review
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-47161 (URN)
Conference
9th International Conference on Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM), 15 – 18 December, 2019,Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Available from: 2019-12-18 Created: 2019-12-18 Last updated: 2019-12-18Bibliographically approved
Hilletofth, P., Reitsma, E. & Eriksson, D. (2018). Coordination of new product development and supply chain management. In: Moreira, António Carrizo, Ferreira, Luís Miguel D. F., Zimmermann, Ricardo A. (Ed.), Innovation and Supply Chain Management: Relationship, Collaboration and Strategies (pp. 33-50). Cham: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Coordination of new product development and supply chain management
2018 (English)In: Innovation and Supply Chain Management: Relationship, Collaboration and Strategies / [ed] Moreira, António Carrizo, Ferreira, Luís Miguel D. F., Zimmermann, Ricardo A., Cham: Springer, 2018, p. 33-50Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

New product development (NPD) and supply chain management (SCM) enable companies to respond to new demands in a responsive manner. The scarcity of research addressing the coordination of NPD and SCM is notable. The purpose of this research is to identify and examine linkages between NPD and SCM through a case study that includes a Swedish furniture wholesaler. Several linkages that stress the need of using an integrative NPD process where the design functions are aligned with other main functions of the company were identified. For example, it was observed that a strong focus on the demand side (NPD) has induced high demands on the supply side (SCM) of the case company. Therefore, the NPD process to a larger extend needs to incorporate main supply functions and other sales-related functions that support the commercialization of the product. This promises to create a consumer-oriented business, especially needed in markets where products have short life cycles and where having a short time to market is crucial. Within future research, it will be interesting to expand this research to companies that operate in different markets and/or have different objectives and to provide an inclusive description of the consumer-oriented business model.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Springer, 2018
Series
Contributions to Management Science, ISSN 1431-1941
National Category
Other Mechanical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-39380 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-74304-2 (DOI)2-s2.0-85064879688 (Scopus ID)978-3-319-74303-5 (ISBN)978-3-319-74304-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-05-09 Created: 2018-05-09 Last updated: 2019-05-27Bibliographically approved
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