Dynamic roles and locations of manufacturing: Imperatives of alignment and coordination with innovation,Integrated portfolio planning of products and production systems,Integrating Knowledge with Suppliers at the R&D-Manufacturing Interface,Interface challenges and managerial issues in the industrial innovation process,Interlinkages and paths of German factories’ manufacturing and R&D strategies in China,Managing the Manufacturing - R&D Interface: An extended editorial viewpoint,Market centricity and producibility: an opportunity for marketing and operations management to enhance customer satisfaction,R&D in Sweden and manufacturing in China: a study of communication challenges,Technical-economic cost modeling as a technology management tool: a case study of membranes for PEM fuel cells
The purpose of this ebook is to attempt to bridge the gap between the research domains of operations management and innovation management. In firms’ future strategy development and business model innovation, not only must the importance of the innovation of manufacturing systems receive proper recognition (Skinner 1978, 1992), but also product and process innovation strategies must be tightly integrated and continuously adapted to on-going changes in the business environment. This proposition was fundamental in the development of the call for this ebook, in which key topical areas were presented as follows:
Repositioning along the value chain – how are product, process and business model innovations interlinked?
Integration of new product/portfolio strategies with manufacturing technology strategies – how can this be accomplished?
Complementarity of product and manufacturing technology innovations – what is the value at stake, and how can it be captured?
We are pleased to find that all of the above areas have been addressed in the articles, and we are even more pleased that they contain many other interesting aspects on this topical area.