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Supply chain enhancement through product and vendor development programme

Wan Hasrulnizzam Wan Mahmood (Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Durian Tunggal, Malaysia and Advance Manufacturing Research Group, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia)
Nurulain Mat Tahar (Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Durian Tunggal, Malaysia)
Mohd Nizam Ab Rahman (Advance Manufacturing Research Group, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia)
Baba Md Deros (Advance Manufacturing Research Group, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia)

Journal of Modelling in Management

ISSN: 1746-5664

Article publication date: 5 July 2011

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to review the methods used by an automotive manufacturer in enhancing the supply chain management (SCM) system through a set up termed product and vendor development (PVD) programme. PVD was developed to eliminate problems faced due to late delivery and poor quality of supplies and availability of supplies at the lowest possible costs.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper explores the step‐by‐step methodologies that have been employed by the PVD.

Findings

Results overtime show that the PVD has improved the SCM system especially in the areas of quality and delivery services, other services and cutting costs that manufacturers had to face due to problems that arose in the shortcomings of the supply services.

Research limitations/implications

The PVD has managed to promote the localization programme and has also been able to establish qualified vendors through the structured vendor performance evaluation.

Practical implications

Findings also establish that the PVD team is the key to success for development of the PVD programme.

Originality/value

The paper presents an original discussion about viewing PVD programme from a successful automotive manufacturer. The structured PVD programme helps the team better understand the product development process involving supplier selection and supplier performance measure.

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Citation

Hasrulnizzam Wan Mahmood, W., Mat Tahar, N., Nizam Ab Rahman, M., Baba and Deros (2011), "Supply chain enhancement through product and vendor development programme", Journal of Modelling in Management, Vol. 6 No. 2, pp. 164-177. https://doi.org/10.1108/17465661111149566

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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