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Structuring a new product development process portfolio using decoupling thinking

Tiedemann, Fredrik, Johansson, Eva and Gosling, Jonathan 2020. Structuring a new product development process portfolio using decoupling thinking. Production Planning and Control 31 (1) , pp. 38-59. 10.1080/09537287.2019.1629037

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The purpose is to develop a structured new product development (NPD) process portfolio for manufacturing companies that facilitates the organization of NPD processes for both standardized products, focusing on time-to-market, and customized products, focusing on time-to-customer. The research combines different literature streams, enriching and advancing the understanding of decoupling thinking in NPD processes of manufacturing companies. It includes extensive empirical data from six manufacturing companies and presents testable propositions for further research. The resulting NPD process portfolio separates technology development from product development, acknowledges the different drivers and outcomes of processes and addresses the lead-time trade-offs. It provides an overview of potential options for NPD processes and shows different pathways through the processes. Companies can use the portfolio to support decisions related to the overall configuration of their NPD portfolios, the role and the range of different NPD processes, as well as to determine when and how to engage customers.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Additional Information: This is an open access article under the CC-BY-NC-ND license.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0953-7287
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 28 June 2019
Date of Acceptance: 24 May 2019
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2021 17:30

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