ADDRESSING THE RISKS OF GLOBAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Zaza Nadja Lee Hansen, Saeema Ahmed-Kristensen

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    Abstract

    Offshoring various stages in the product development process – from engineering tasks like R&D and design to manufacturing activities - can impact the development process, the product and the organisation. Some of these impacts are positive while some are negative. The negative impacts are related to rework, misunderstandings, miscommunication and lower quality. This paper investigates how the organisation can reduce the negative aspects of offshoring by presenting two possible approaches; one which lessens the exposure to situations in which these negative impacts happen and another which addresses them in the decision phase so the organisation can develop appropriate strategies for these instances.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering Design : Impacting Society through Engineering Design
    Number of pages448
    VolumeVol.3 Design Organisation and Management
    PublisherDesign Society
    Publication date2011
    Pages11-20
    ISBN (Print)978-1-904670-23-0
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    Event18th International Conference on Engineering Design : Impacting Society Through Engineering Design - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Duration: 15 Aug 201118 Aug 2011
    Conference number: 18
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    Conference

    Conference18th International Conference on Engineering Design : Impacting Society Through Engineering Design
    Number18
    CountryDenmark
    CityCopenhagen
    Period15/08/201118/08/2011
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    Keywords

    • risk
    • offshoring
    • global product development

    Cite this

    Hansen, Z. N. L., & Ahmed-Kristensen, S. (2011). ADDRESSING THE RISKS OF GLOBAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT. In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering Design: Impacting Society through Engineering Design (Vol. Vol.3 Design Organisation and Management, pp. 11-20). Design Society.