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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering Design : Impacting Society through Engineering Design|
|Number of pages||448|
|Volume||Vol.3 Design Organisation and Management|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||18th International Conference on Engineering Design : Impacting Society Through Engineering Design - Copenhagen, Denmark|
Duration: 15 Aug 2011 → 18 Aug 2011
Conference number: 18
|Conference||18th International Conference on Engineering Design : Impacting Society Through Engineering Design|
|Period||15/08/2011 → 18/08/2011|
- global product development
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.