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The application of a knowledge-based reference framework to support the provision of requisite variety and customisation across collaborative networks

Lyons, AC and Everington, L and Hernandez, J and Li, D and Michaelides, R and Um, J (2013) 'The application of a knowledge-based reference framework to support the provision of requisite variety and customisation across collaborative networks.' International Journal of Production Research, 51 (7). 2019 - 2033. ISSN 0020-7543

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Abstract

The research described in this paper demonstrates how individual operational capabilities and the collective knowledge and expertise of a collaborative customer–supplier network can be harnessed to manage the challenges associated with the provision of a requisite level of product variety and customisation. It concerns the discussion and application of a previously published approach to the classification of collaborative networks, the justification of the extension to this approach and the use of the approach as a knowledge-based reference framework to demonstrate how product variety and customisation can be supported across different forms of collaborative customer–supplier networks. In addition, explanations are provided on how collaborative networks can be classified, on how their adaptive capabilities can be established, and on the characteristics and attributes that particular types of network require in order to handle their commitment to the provision of variety and customisation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: collaborative network, knowledge management, product variety management, case studies
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD58.7 Organizational behavior, change and effectiveness. Corporate culture
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2019 16:15
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2019 17:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/24109

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