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Dabhilkar, Mandar
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Abid, M., Bengtsson, L. & Dabhilkar, M. (2013). Factors affecting shifts in global supply chain networks: A configurational approach. In: Proceedings of the 20th International Annual EurOMA conference, Dublin, Ireland, 9-12 June 2013: . Paper presented at 20th International Annual EurOMA conference, Dublin, Ireland, 9-12 June 2013.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Factors affecting shifts in global supply chain networks: A configurational approach
2013 (English)In: Proceedings of the 20th International Annual EurOMA conference, Dublin, Ireland, 9-12 June 2013, 2013Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In certain situations, global companies strive to take advantage of short-term changes in economic and exchange rates on the never-ending journey of competitiveness. This paper seeks to extend Ferdows’s (2008) production network models by adding the factors affecting shifts between rooted and footloose network configurations. Two companies were selected in order to illustrate the models and reveal other possible factors. The identified factors are differentiated in terms of configuration and coordination and merged in a matrix. The trends and implications on global supply chains are also discussed. 

Keywords
Global supply chain design, network configuration, factors
National Category
Mechanical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-14180 (URN)
Conference
20th International Annual EurOMA conference, Dublin, Ireland, 9-12 June 2013
Projects
Design global production VINNOVO
Available from: 2013-04-19 Created: 2013-04-19 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Rosell, D., Lakemond, N., Dabhilkar, M. & Bengtsson, L. (2011). Purchasing Capabilities for Supplier Innovation in New Product Development. In: Proceedings of the 18th International Product Development Management Conference, Delft, 5-7 June, 2011. Paper presented at 18th International Product Development Management Conference (IPDMC), Delft, the Netherlands, 5-7 June, 2011.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Purchasing Capabilities for Supplier Innovation in New Product Development
2011 (English)In: Proceedings of the 18th International Product Development Management Conference, Delft, 5-7 June, 2011, 2011Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-10042 (URN)
Conference
18th International Product Development Management Conference (IPDMC), Delft, the Netherlands, 5-7 June, 2011
Available from: 2011-09-07 Created: 2011-09-07 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Bengtsson, L. & Dabhilkar, M. (2009). Manufacturing outsourcing and its effect on plant performance: lessons for KIBS outsourcing. Journal of evolutionary economics, 19(2), 231-257
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Manufacturing outsourcing and its effect on plant performance: lessons for KIBS outsourcing
2009 (English)In: Journal of evolutionary economics, ISSN 0936-9937, E-ISSN 1432-1386, Vol. 19, no 2, p. 231-257Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Despite the proclaimed advantages and popularity of outsourcing manufacturing and knowledge-intensive business services, there are few and mainly contradictory studies of its short- and long-term effects. The main purpose of this paper is to analyze the way in which outsourcing manufacturing and design work relates to performance at plant level. The study is based on a large-scale survey among a representative sample of Swedish engineering plants. The results show no significant effects from outsourcing manufacturing on plant operating performance. The paper further shows that investments in technological and organizational capabilities explain the improvements of performance to a significantly higher extent than does outsourcing. The problems of additional costs and managing dependencies when applying partial outsourcing and separating interdependent key processes provide important insights to the analysis on the effects of outsourcing knowledge-intensive business services (KIBS).

Keywords
KIBS; Manufacturing; Outsourcing; Performance
National Category
Mechanical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-1724 (URN)10.1007/s00191-008-0129-1 (DOI)000263797500005 ()2-s2.0-61449171136 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2008-09-26 Created: 2008-09-26 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Dabhilkar, M., Bengtsson, L., von Haartman, R. & Åhlström, P. (2009). Supplier selection or collaboration?: Determining factors of performance improvement when outsourcing manufacturing.. Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, 15(3), 143-153
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Supplier selection or collaboration?: Determining factors of performance improvement when outsourcing manufacturing.
2009 (English)In: Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, ISSN 1478-4092, E-ISSN 1873-6505, Vol. 15, no 3, p. 143-153Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

An empirical study was designed to determine factors of performance improvement when outsourcing manufacturing. Findings from a survey of 136 manufacturing plants in Sweden show that most of them achieve their outsourcing motives, but not without trade-offs. Factors of performance improvements such as economies of scale or operations in low-cost countries can improve one performance dimension, such as product cost, yet negatively impact volume flexibility, speed or product innovation. The results show part characteristics and supplier operating capabilities are more important than supplier relationship strategies when outsourcing manufacturing, meaning that supplier selection trumps supplier collaboration in the make-or-buy decision.

Keywords
Outsourcing strategy; Performance improvement; Performance trade-offs; Supply chain management
National Category
Mechanical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-5000 (URN)10.1016/j.pursup.2009.05.005 (DOI)000283606600002 ()2-s2.0-68349130506 (Scopus ID)
Projects
CLIPKITE
Available from: 2009-08-06 Created: 2009-08-06 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Dabhilkar, M. & Bengtsson, L. (2008). Invest or divest?: on the relative improvement potential in outsourcing manufacturing. Production planning & control (Print), 19(3), 212-228
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Invest or divest?: on the relative improvement potential in outsourcing manufacturing
2008 (Swedish)In: Production planning & control (Print), ISSN 0953-7287, E-ISSN 1366-5871, Vol. 19, no 3, p. 212-228Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The study sought to clarify the comparative effect of outsourcing in relation to alternative manufacturing practices. A representative sample of 267 Swedish manufacturing plants was subjected to multiple regression analysis. Results show that in comparison to outsourcing manufacturing, the other practices related to the enhancement of manufacturing capability had a much stronger ability to predict improvements in operating performance. While investments in higher manufacturing capability have only positive effects, outsourcing may entail negative as well as positive effects on operating performance. For the most part, outsourcing leads to negative effects when used as the main strategy to improve performance, but is more likely to cause positive effects if concurrent initiatives are taken to develop manufacturing capabilities. Thus it is argued that there is a far greater performance improvement potential in investing in, rather than divesting, the manufacturing function. Outsourcing is mainly beneficial when used to free resources in order to invest in higher manufacturing capability.

Keywords
Capability progression; Empirical research; Manufacturing; Outsourcing; Plant operating performance; Sweden
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-1659 (URN)10.1080/09537280701830144 (DOI)000254064600003 ()2-s2.0-40849083861 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2008-04-17 Created: 2008-04-17 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Dabhilkar, M. & Bengtsson, L. (2007). Continuous improvement capability in the Swedish engineering industry. International Journal of Technology Management, 37(3-4), 272-289
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Continuous improvement capability in the Swedish engineering industry
2007 (English)In: International Journal of Technology Management, ISSN 0267-5730, E-ISSN 1741-5276, Vol. 37, no 3-4, p. 272-289Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article reports findings from the Swedish part of the 2nd International Continuous Improvement Survey. Based on Bessant's evolutionary model of continuous improvement behaviour, the continuous improvement capability level of the Swedish engineering industry is estimated. The data analysis shows that there is a need for progression towards higher continuous improvement capability levels. Therefore, the specific abilities to develop in order to support such a move forward are clarified. In addition to being an illustration of manufacturing practices in Sweden from a continuous improvement perspective, this article contributes to the field of Operations Management by being the first attempt to replicate the work of Bessant via a large-scale survey study. The model is found valid and it shows that development of continuous improvement abilities contribute to the enhancement of plant performance.

Keywords
Continuous improvement behaviour; Empirical research; Performance; Sweden
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-969 (URN)10.1504/IJTM.2007.012263 (DOI)000244246900006 ()2-s2.0-33847067545 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2007-02-13 Created: 2007-02-13 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Dabhilkar, M., Bengtsson, L. & Bessant, J. (2007). Convergence or national specificity?: testing the CI maturity model across multiple countries. Creativity and Innovation Management, 16(4), 348-362
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Convergence or national specificity?: testing the CI maturity model across multiple countries
2007 (English)In: Creativity and Innovation Management, ISSN 0963-1690, E-ISSN 1467-8691, Vol. 16, no 4, p. 348-362Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-2582 (URN)10.1111/j.1467-8691.2007.00449.x (DOI)
Available from: 2008-05-19 Created: 2008-05-19 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Dabhilkar, M. (2006). Acting creatively for enhanced performance: Challenges for Swedish manufacturers in an age of outsourcing. (Doctoral dissertation). Stockholm: Royal Institute of Technology
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Acting creatively for enhanced performance: Challenges for Swedish manufacturers in an age of outsourcing
2006 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Royal Institute of Technology, 2006. p. 67
Series
Trita-IEO, ISSN 1100-7982 ; 2006:17
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-1007 (URN)91-7178-517-5 (ISBN)
Public defence
(English)
Available from: 2007-02-13 Created: 2007-02-13 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Borg, H., Dabhilkar, M. & Bengtsson, L. (2006). An empirical examination of Bessant’s evolutionary model of continuous improvement behaviour. In: Proceedings of the 7th CINet conference: Continuous Innovation and Sustainability – Defining the Road Ahead. Paper presented at 7th CINet Conference, Lucca, Italy, 10-12 September 2006.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>An empirical examination of Bessant’s evolutionary model of continuous improvement behaviour
2006 (English)In: Proceedings of the 7th CINet conference: Continuous Innovation and Sustainability – Defining the Road Ahead, 2006Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Mechanical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-938 (URN)
Conference
7th CINet Conference, Lucca, Italy, 10-12 September 2006
Available from: 2007-02-13 Created: 2007-02-13 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Dabhilkar, M. & Bengtsson, L. (2006). Invest or divest?: on the relative improvement potential in outsourcing manufacturing. In: Proceedings of the 17th meeting of the Production and Operations Management Society: Managing a world of uncertainties. Paper presented at 17th Annual Conference of the Production and Operations Management Society, Boston, Massachusetts, Apr 28 - May 1, 2006.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Invest or divest?: on the relative improvement potential in outsourcing manufacturing
2006 (English)In: Proceedings of the 17th meeting of the Production and Operations Management Society: Managing a world of uncertainties, 2006Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-911 (URN)
Conference
17th Annual Conference of the Production and Operations Management Society, Boston, Massachusetts, Apr 28 - May 1, 2006
Available from: 2008-05-19 Created: 2008-05-19 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved
Projects
Design of global supply chains in Swedish engineering firms [2009-04027_Vinnova]; University of Gävle; Publications
von Haartman, R. & Bengtsson, L. (2015). The impact of global purchasing and supplier integration on product innovation. Paper presented at 20th EurOMA Conference, Operations Management at the Heart of the Recovery, 7-12 June 2013, Dublin, Ireland. International Journal of Operations & Production Management, 35(9), 1295-1311von Haartman, R. & Bengtsson, L. (2013). Global sourcing’s impact on sustainability: Vile or virtue?. In: : . Paper presented at POMS - Production and Operations Management Society, Denver, USA, May 3 – May 6, 2013.

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