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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2013 | Volume: 13 | Issue: 10 | Page No.: 1805-1810
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2013.1805.1810
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An Empirical Study on the Influencing Factors of Design Chain Integration

D.Y. Sha, G.R. Liang and Kun-Chih Huang

The main objective of this study is to identify the key factors that will affect the successful execution of design chain as integrating into a traditional supply chain. Facing the current highly volatile global market, the industries have well accepted the concept of Supply Chain Management (SCM) which integrating upstream and downstream to improve the competitiveness of products. However, product innovation capability would become critical when most of the competitors sit on equal SCM basis. It was found that the traditional supply chain management model is weak in product innovativeness due to over-emphasis on manufacturing operation in the past. Although, the design chain has been recently suggested to be integrated into traditional supply chain for improving product innovation capability by practitioners and scholars, the studies and literatures are still scarce especially for successfully implementing design chain. This empirical study uses regression method to test four proposed hypotheses with regarding to design chain effectiveness by citing IMSS-V database. The results of the analysis reveal that the situations of business process reengineering, as well as supplier management system, are the major factors. In addition, the empirical results also confirm that the successful execution of design chain will significantly affect the product innovation capability of manufacture firms.
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How to cite this article:

D.Y. Sha, G.R. Liang and Kun-Chih Huang, 2013. An Empirical Study on the Influencing Factors of Design Chain Integration. Journal of Applied Sciences, 13: 1805-1810.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2013.1805.1810






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