SMITH, D.J. and TRANFIELD, D., 2005. Talented suppliers? Strategic change and innovation in the UK aerospace industry. R & D Management, 35 (1), pp. 37-49. ISSN 0033-6807Full text not available from this repository.
The 1990s marked the start of extensive re-structuring in the aerospace industry throughout the world. While the ensuing consolidation among prime contractors has been widely researched, the changes affecting the aerospace supply chain have received less attention. This study focuses on the re-structuring taking place within the supply chain of the UK aerospace industry. The findings point to extensive re-structuring. Unlike most earlier studies the lean supply model was found to be a powerful influence, with suppliers moving away from subcontractor status and instead taking on the mantle of ‘talented’ suppliers. While some of the implications of lean supply, in terms of the dynamics of innovation, were not apparent, there were modest signs of increased process innovation on the part of some suppliers.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Description:||The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com|
|Publication Title:||R & D Management|
|Creators:||Smith, D.J. and Tranfield, D.|
|Place of Publication:||Oxford|
|Divisions:||Schools > Nottingham Business School|
|Depositing User:||EPrints Services|
|Date Added:||09 Oct 2015 09:39|
|Last Modified:||23 Aug 2016 09:05|
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