Supplier integration in the Chinese automotive industry: A multiple case study

Martin Lockström, Joachim Schadel, Norma Harrison, Roger Moser

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to identify factors that facilitate and inhibit supplier integration in the context of the Chinese automotive industry. An inductive approach based on grounded theory was chosen as research methodology which comprised data collection through 30 case interviews with automotive companies in China. The results indicate that buyer-side
leadership is an important antecedent for building motivation, trust and commitment among suppliers and for shaping their mindsets. This in turn facilitates strategic alignment and
enables suppliers to build collaborative capabilities. Collaborative capabilities, finally, proved to be a key enabler for successful supplier integration.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPOM 2009
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 20th annual Conference of the Production and Operations Management Society
PublisherProduction and Operations Management Society (POMS)
Number of pages30
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventAnnual Conference of the Production and Operations Management Society (20th : 2009) - Orlando, United States
Duration: 1 May 20094 May 2009

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Conference of the Production and Operations Management Society (20th : 2009)
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period1/05/094/05/09

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