Knowledge Management Research Paper by ABCs

Knowledge Management
An exploration of knowledge management in the automotive industry.
# 114122 | 2,099 words | 24 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on May 29, 2009 in Business (Industries)

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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.

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"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)."

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Luiz R Bautzer (2005). Bringing together knowledge about the product life cycle to improve inter-firm collaboration capabilities. International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, 5(2), 184-198. Retrieved August 21, 2008, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 878014231).
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