EJB-MVC oriented supplier selection system for mass customisation

Hou, J. and Su, D. ORCID: 0000-0002-9541-8869, 2007. EJB-MVC oriented supplier selection system for mass customisation. Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 18 (1), pp. 54-71.

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Purpose-This research is to develop a distributed system with an innovative supplier selection approach within a mass customization environment. It helps manufacturers to identify appropriate suppliers for the components, materials and services required within the procedure of product design and manufacture. Design/methodology/approach- To identify the barriers for the supplier selection issues, current researches regarding the issues of supplier selection and mass customization have been reviewed. Based on the findings, the new supplier selection approach has been developed. Findings: Within the global manufacturing environment, conventional way of appraising suppliers cannot enhance manufacturers’ competitiveness advantage over their rivals. It is inevitable for manufacturers to identify appropriate competitive priorities for each of their potential market segments when designing products. Selecting appropriate suppliers is a fundamental issue to fulfill manufacturers’ development strategy. The approach will enhance supplier selection efficiency and flexibility under the mass customization environment, enabling manufactures to avoid or minimize risks when external conditions change.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management
Creators: Hou, J. and Su, D.
Publisher: Emerald
Date: 2007
Volume: 18
Number: 1
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:16
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:24
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/10500

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