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The paper evaluates the increasing reliance on knowledge management in the automotive industry as a basis for lean supply chain, manufacturing, new product development and distribution channel process re-engineering and competitive advantage. The paper emphasizes that knowledge is the new competitive advantage and argues that knowledge management will re-define the automotive manufacturers businesses and ensure their viability.
Statement of Problem
Statement of Problem
From the Paper:"Knowledge combined with production efficiency and greater process and system integration with suppliers is becoming the competitive advantage for automotive manufacturers in the 21rst century. The transition from production itself being the focus to knowledge, process integration and building systems that nurture learning both between suppliers themselves and with manufacturers is the next progression of this industry (Dyer, Nobeoka, 2000). Studying the Toyota Production System (TPS) and observing how suppliers learned from each other through intensive process and system integration it became clear that the ability to foster tighter knowledge integration and opportunities for continual learning translated into more sustainable supply chain performance both in terms of delivery deadlines and product quality (Dyer, Nobeoka, 2000)."
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Knowledge Management (2009, May 29) Retrieved June 24, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/knowledge-management-114122/
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