Analysis of global manufacturing virtual networks in the aeronautical industry

Rodríguez Monroy, Carlos and Vilana Arto, José Ramón (2010). Analysis of global manufacturing virtual networks in the aeronautical industry. "International Journal of Production Economics", v. 126 (n. 2); pp. 314-323. ISSN 0925-5273. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpe.2010.04.008.

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Title: Analysis of global manufacturing virtual networks in the aeronautical industry
Author/s:
  • Rodríguez Monroy, Carlos
  • Vilana Arto, José Ramón
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: International Journal of Production Economics
Date: August 2010
ISSN: 0925-5273
Volume: 126
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Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería de Organización, Administración de Empresas y Estadística
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The evolution of organizations that work in multinational environments has considerably altered their production strategies. One of the consequences has been the appearance of Global Manufacturing Virtual Networks (GMVNs), which include all kinds of enterprises and production centres and establish a new type of horizontal collaboration and relations between independent companies and even competitors who establish occasional collaborations on projects they could not take on individually. This paper analyses the causes behind the formation of such networks, their strategy, structure, dynamics and evolution, taking into account areas such as strategic intercompany alliances, synchronization of their value and supply chains, their information systems, the cultural aspects of the organizations in question and, finally, their convergence with another of the more relevant future trends in production: mass customization. The proposed model shall be applied to the aeronautical industry which is one of the industries which has developed the GMVN concept. The case study of the engine manufacturer Rolls Royce will provide a better understanding of the evolution of its strategic positioning, as well as the dynamic and fluent nature of its virtual relations. This will demonstrate its effectiveness by clarifying and putting these organizations in perspective and analyzing their evolution over the next few years

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Item ID: 10129
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/10129/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:10129
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpe.2010.04.008
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925527310001295
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 23 Jan 2012 10:30
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 18:23
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