Authors: Dion A. M. M. Metzemaekers
Addresses: NKT Cables, Cologne, Germany
Abstract: Given the expectation and image paradigm that customers have become accustomed to in a long term supplier relationship, it appears to be particularly hard to fight competitive images that appeal to the longing for the dynamic, new and different. In this short ||management|| contribution, a few critical success factors are pointed out that are considered to be of prime importance for being a successful entrepreneur in the 21st Century: intuition, team-searching and building for a lean and mean supply chain, and the logistic technology that spots the right component suppliers in good time and organises the system creation process reliably, fast and cost effectively.
Keywords: change; critical technical success factors; management requirements; pioneering organisations.
International Journal of Technology Management, 2000 Vol.19 No.6, pp.583-585
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