Product and Process Design for Supply Chain Management (back to catalog)

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...An additional benefit of postponement, commonality, or universality can occur at a product's "end of life", when a product rollover or product roll takes place and a new product replaces the existing one, or simply during a new product launch. A global manufacturer may sell similar products in different continents (e.g., North America and Europe). Given that demand is always uncertain and forecast error is always present, the typical "ideal" product roll diagram pictured below almost never happens as desired:

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Instead, the more likely scenarios are either an excess or a stockout of the old product when the new product is released. Click the links in the preceding sentence or use the selection menu under the figure to compare these scenarios....

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Title: Product and Process Design for Supply Chain Management

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Contents

  1. Introduction; Component Commonality, Modularity, Modular vs. Integral Design
  2. Universality
  3. Framework for Costs and Benefits
  4. Benefits of Design Changes
  5. Benefits of Design Changes, Continued
  6. Postponement: The HP Deskjet Printer
  7. Postponement Costs and Benefits (Deskjet Printer, continued)
  8. A Quick Estimate of Postponement Benefits from Reduced Inventories
  9. Packaging Postponement
  10. Postponement via Software
  11. End-of-Life and New Product Situations
  12. Process Design for Postponement
  13. Mass Customization
  14. Incentive Issues
  15. Conclusions
  16. Test Your Knowledge
  17. Feedback
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