Masters Theses

Abstract

"Due to rapid changes in customer requirements and vast improvements in technology, many product development companies have identified strategies like time-to-market (TTM) compression and product family development as critical for attaining success in today's hyper-competitive markets. Compressing the TTM, to a large extent, is dependent on the suppliers and the project execution skills of the integrator companies. This study presents a methodology for selecting suppliers for two significant phases of the product realization process, namely, product design and production. The proposed methodology uses a two-stage approach for supplier selection where suppliers for product design are selected in the first stage and suppliers for production are selected in the second stage. These suppliers cater to the evolving customer requirements over a given planning horizon. Apart from using traditional supplier selection metrics such as cost and time, this study also considers the inter-supplier and supplier-integrator communication effectiveness"--Abstract, page iv.

Advisor(s)

Allada, Venkat

Committee Member(s)

Liou, Frank W.
Takai, Shun

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Manufacturing Engineering

Sponsor(s)

National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Fall 2007

Pagination

x, 89 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.

Rights

© 2007 Padmavathi Krishna Pakala, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Industrial procurement -- Management
New products -- Development
Production management

Thesis Number

T 9286

Print OCLC #

234405333

Electronic OCLC #

182813942

Included in

Manufacturing Commons

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