Economies of collaboration in build-to-model operations

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en Hedenstierna, Carl Philip T. Disney, Stephen M. Eyers, Daniel R. Holmström, Jan Syntetos, Aris A. Wang, Xun 2019-05-06T09:17:28Z 2019-05-06T09:17:28Z 2019-01-01
dc.identifier.citation Hedenstierna , C P T , Disney , S M , Eyers , D R , Holmström , J , Syntetos , A A & Wang , X 2019 , ' Economies of collaboration in build-to-model operations ' Journal of Operations Management , pp. 1-21 . en
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dc.description.abstract The direct-from-model and tool-less manufacturing process of 3D printing (3DP) embodies a general-purpose technology, facilitating capacity sharing and outsourcing. Starting from a case study of a 3DP company (Shapeways) and a new market entrant (Panalpina), we develop dynamic practices for partial outsourcing in build-to-model manufacturing. We propose a new outsourcing scheme, bidirectional partial outsourcing (BPO), where 3D printers share capacity by alternating between the role of outsourcer and subcontractor based on need. Coupled with order book smoothing (OBS), where orders are released gradually to production, this provides 3D printers with two distinct ways to manage demand variability. By combining demand and cost field data with an analytical model, we find that BPO improves 3DP cost efficiency and delivery performance as the number of 3DP firms in the network increases. OBS is sufficient for an established 3D printer when alternatives to in-house manufacturing are few, or of limited capacity. Nevertheless, OBS comes at the cost of reduced responsiveness, whereas BPO shifts the cost and delivery performance frontier. Our analysis shows how BPO combined with OBS makes 3DP companies more resilient to downward movements in both demand and price levels. en
dc.format.extent 1-21
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Operations Management en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.subject.other Strategy and Management en
dc.subject.other Management Science and Operations Research en
dc.subject.other Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering en
dc.subject.other 512 Business and management en
dc.title Economies of collaboration in build-to-model operations en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Cardiff University
dc.contributor.department Department of Industrial Engineering and Management
dc.contributor.department Department of Industrial Engineering and Management en
dc.subject.keyword 3D printing
dc.subject.keyword build-to-model
dc.subject.keyword capacity sharing
dc.subject.keyword design science research
dc.subject.keyword empirical study
dc.subject.keyword general purpose technology
dc.subject.keyword order book smoothing
dc.subject.keyword Strategy and Management
dc.subject.keyword Management Science and Operations Research
dc.subject.keyword Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
dc.subject.keyword 512 Business and management
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201905062836
dc.identifier.doi 10.1002/joom.1014
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