This empirical paper investigates the challenges global product development faces in regard to a sustainable utilization of resources through case studies and interviews in six Danish multinational corporations. Findings revealed 3 key challenges, which relates to increased rework in product development and production, overlapping work and a lack of utilization of knowledge and information at the supplier or subsidiary. The authors suggest the use of strategic simulation in order to gain greater transparency in the global network and thus utilize resources better. Strategic simulation is the combination of numerical and narrative simulation and can be used as a tool to support strategic decisions regarding different scenarios. The use of this method promotes an ongoing iterative process to constantly clarify points of uncertainty and enhance adaptability in order to promote a sustainable process.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings for APMS conference|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|Event||International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems: Competitive and Sustainable Manufacturing, Products and Services - Cernobbio, COMO, Italy|
Duration: 11 Oct 2010 → 13 Oct 2010
|Conference||International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems|
|Period||11/10/2010 → 13/10/2010|