“Lightning-swift advances in technology and communications put people all over the globe in touch as never before-creating an explosion of wealth in certain geography”
– Thomas L Friedman
Market share and cost pressures are pushing Corporations to increasingly look at various strategies like low-cost-country sourcing, outsourcing, in-sourcing, etc. The emergence of China as a manufacturing hub and India as an IT Hub has increased the complexities of managing global supply chains.
The following examines the effectiveness of design and supply chain collaboration in introducing new products in the high-tech electronic manufacturing industry and managing effectively the product life-cycle.