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Bike builders put Taiwan back in saddle: Rivals join forces to counter Chinese competition

Strategic Direction

ISSN: 0258-0543

Article publication date: 23 May 2008

Abstract

Purpose

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Design/methodology/approach

This briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context.

Findings

For producers faced with the challenge of coping with the threat of low‐cost competition, co‐innovation within an integrated supplier network may be quite helpful. By working to coordinate the innovation efforts of assemblers and suppliers and also effectively implement relevant aspects of the Toyota Production System for bicycle production, Taiwan's A‐team has laid a good foundation. While some initiatives are still in the early stages, as a result of the A‐Team's work to date, A‐team membership has increased and the group has received considerable recognition both at home and abroad.

Practical implications

Provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world's leading organizations.

Originality/value

The briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy‐to‐digest format.

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Citation

(2008), "Bike builders put Taiwan back in saddle: Rivals join forces to counter Chinese competition", Strategic Direction, Vol. 24 No. 7, pp. 16-18. https://doi.org/10.1108/02580540810877366

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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