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Leveraged Innovation: Unlocking the Innovation Potential of Strategic Supply (Hardback)
  • Leveraged Innovation: Unlocking the Innovation Potential of Strategic Supply (Hardback)

Leveraged Innovation: Unlocking the Innovation Potential of Strategic Supply (Hardback)

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Hardback 190 Pages / Published: 06/11/1998
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Leveraged Innovation reveals that a dramatically different approach to the supplier-client relationship is being developed by leading companies around the world. It documents the benefits of Early Supplier Involvement (ESI), a radically new approach to inter-company relations which is providing a powerful impetus for increased creativity. Based on the findings of a European Research team, the text clearly shows how, why and to what effect suppliers the world over are becoming increasingly involved in the innovation process itself. Leveraged Innovation demonstrates and documents the process through which increased co-operation can lead to real competitive advantage. Leveraged Innovation is both an introduction to Early Supplier Involvement and a dynamic overview of best practise around the world. It provides important practical insights for enterprising companies, enabling the development and maintenance of ESI programmes of their own.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780333749388
Number of pages: 190
Weight: 410 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 18 mm


'leveraged Innovation, with lots of concrete examples and clear conceptual frameworks, provides us with rich insights on how to link ESI to stable competitive advantages...(it) serves... as timely guide book for practitioners.' - Professor Fujimoto, Tokyo University, Faculty of Economics

'This book captures well the current state of ESI, including its strategic and operational issues, key success factors and likely developments in the future....I believe this book - with its grounding in current best practice and a systematic approach to operations - will provide readers with strategic insights for starting or improving ESI activity.' - Kazunobu Yamamoto, Managing Director, Fuji Xerox Co., ltd

'The authors succeed in presenting the interrelation between theory and practice, case studies and trends in a very convincing way. The Management Concept 'ESI' is explained transparently and with a clear reference to practice.' - Pierre-Alain De Smedt, Chief Executive Officer, Seat Cars, Spain

'A worthy and accessible introduction to early supplier involvement within product development processes...will appeal to readers from a broad management spectrum.' - Supply Management

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