Title: Supply chain strategy for high technology-content product and its consequences to technology transfer mechanism

Authors: Yosi A. Hidayat, Katsuhiko Takahashi, Lucia Diawati, Andi Cakravastia

Addresses: Department of Artificial Complex Systems Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima, Hiroshima 739-8527, Japan. ' Department of Artificial Complex Systems Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima, Hiroshima 739-8527, Japan. ' Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Industrial Technology, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Ganesha 10, Bandung 40132, Indonesia. ' Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Industrial Technology, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Ganesha 10, Bandung 40132, Indonesia

Abstract: The purpose of this article is to develop supply strategy of a company producing high technology-content product and subsequently to analyse the consequences of the strategy on technology transfer process that takes place on the company itself or between the company and its suppliers. Taking into consideration the extensive impact of globalisation on company|s operation activities, the article focuses on Vertical Integration and Local Suppliers strategies on behalf of supply strategy in the global environment. Four supply chain factors are considered in the selection process of these two supply strategies, namely, country environment, competitive situation, company characteristic and extent of globalisation. Finally, this article describes dominant mechanisms of technology transfer as consequences of supply strategy.

Keywords: collaborative environment; high technology; high tech products; supply chain strategy; technology transfer; vertical integration; local suppliers; supply chain management; SCM; logistics; supply chain collaboration.

DOI: 10.1504/IJISTA.2009.024259

International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications, 2009 Vol.6 No.3/4, pp.296 - 308

Available online: 30 Mar 2009 *

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