Offshoring trends in the manufacturing process within the automotive industry

S. Simplay, Zaza Nadja Lee Hansen

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    Abstract

    This paper investigates offshoring trends in the automotive industry. The research approach consisted of combining empirical findings from case companies with latest research from the field. Empirical data was collected through case studies from 15 automotive organisations based in Europe consisting of original equipment manufacturers and engineering service providers. The findings indicated some offshoring trends in the automotive industry. Offshoring in this industry is moving from a manufacturing focus to incorporate large parts of the process, including high-level product development engineering activities. This development has created several challenges. These challenges arose as organisations are not considering how offshoring activities could be integrated with an increasingly global supply chain for the manufacturing of the final product. The paper contributes to manufacturing theory with a focus on offshoring in the automotive industry and provides practitioners with information on a cutting-edge trend to the industry
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of 18th Annual Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium
    Publication date2014
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event18th Annual Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium - Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Duration: 11 Sep 201412 Sep 2014
    Conference number: 18
    http://www.ifm.eng.cam.ac.uk/events/cimsymposium14/

    Conference

    Conference18th Annual Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium
    Number18
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityCambridge
    Period11/09/201412/09/2014
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    Simplay, S., & Hansen, Z. N. L. (2014). Offshoring trends in the manufacturing process within the automotive industry. In Proceedings of 18th Annual Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium