Innovation for competitive manufacturing
2015 (English)Conference paper, Presentation (Refereed)
This paper reports perspectives on values and contributions manufacturing innovation bring to meet increased competition in the current changing manufacturing climate. This is obtained through a multiple case study of three manufacturing innovations, mapping values from each case, and analysing how the innovations have contributed to each of the studied firm’s competitiveness. Results show that manufacturing innovation mainly addresses cost and time reductions, but also customer value, to gain competitive advantage and opportunities such as reaching new markets. However, other values such as social and environmental benefits are brought up, which also can be linked to emergent customer demands. The paper contributes to the research community and industry with a new approach to innovation in manufacturing, where global trends of today are taken into consideration.
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Research subject Product Innovation; Construction Engineering and Management
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-35491Local ID: a09c4507-8c8a-4257-923d-42ee5cd4e013OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-35491DiVA: diva2:1008744
ISPIM Conference : Shaping the frontiers of innovation management 14/06/2015 - 17/06/2015
Godkänd; 2015; 20150528 (lislar)2016-09-302016-09-30Bibliographically approved