Contribution to an automotive variant-driven product variety framework: Influencing factors and impacts
Presentation held at POM 2013, 24th Annual Conference of the Production and Operations Management Society, May 3 - May 6, 2013, Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.
This paper focuses on influencing factors and respective impacts of proliferation of product variety in automotive supply chains. A systematic framework for evaluation and management of variant-driven product variety has been developed. Influencing factors and impacts have been organized each by three dimensions. A matrix of variety factors and impacts has been achieved respectively.
School of Transportation and Logistics, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China