Publication Type

Journal Article

Version

Postprint

Publication Date

10-1991

Abstract

The description of the contribution of manufacturing to the innovation process is often limited to the task of providing the necessary information to enable the development function to create a design which is easy to manufacture, and to be instrumental in the fast ramp-up of the production process. Though these are important tasks, it is argued in this paper that there is a third aspect of manufacturing’s contribution to innovation, namely the creation of a manufacturing system which is favorable to product innovation. This goes far beyond the design of an appropriate production process, but requires the creation of a general manufacturing environment which is amenable to product innovation. This thesis is tested with data from a large survey of senior manufacturing managers.

Keywords

product innovation, manufacturing, manufacturing environment, manufacturing managers

Discipline

Operations and Supply Chain Management | Technology and Innovation

Research Areas

Operations Management

Publication

Journal of High Technology Management Research

Volume

2

Issue

2

First Page

223

Last Page

236

ISSN

1047-8310

Identifier

10.1016/1047-8310(91)90006-A

Publisher

Elsevier

Copyright Owner and License

Authors

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.1016/1047-8310(91)90006-A

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