Knowledge sharing for strengthening manufacturing operation and business performance

Huang, T.T., Stewart , R.A., & Chen, L. (2008) Knowledge sharing for strengthening manufacturing operation and business performance. In 2008 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM 2008), IEEE , Singapore, 1930-1934 .

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Manufacturing companies have strived to enhance managerial and technical capabilities to improve business performance. Building these capabilities requires effective share of knowledge - the strategic resource. Specifically, knowledge sharing (KS) between different manufacturing departments can improve manufacturing processes since leveraging organisational knowledge plays an enssential role in achieving competitive advantage. This paper presents an empirical investigation into the impact of KS on the effectiveness of supply chain management (SCM) and the product development process (PDP) in achieving desired business performance (BP). A questionnaire survey was administered from electronic manufacturing companies operating in Taiwan. 168 valid responses were received and used to statistically examine the relationships between the concepts (SCM, PDP, KS, BP). The study findings reveal that within the Taiwanese electronic manufacturing companies KS is an essential enabler for facilitating the effectiveness of SCM and PDP in achieving desired BP.

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ID Code: 58387
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Business performance, Competitive advantages, Electronic manufacturing, Empirical investigations, Knowledge sharing, Manufacturing companies, Manufacturing departments, Manufacturing operations, Manufacturing process, Organisational knowledge, Product development process, Supply-chain managements, Strategic resources, Questionnaire surveys
DOI: 10.1109/IEEM.2008.4738208
ISBN: 9781424426300
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING (091000) > Manufacturing Management (091005)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Business Information Management (incl. Records Knowledge and Information Management and Intelligence) (150301)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 IEEE
Deposited On: 20 Mar 2013 02:57
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2017 02:01

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