Title: Modelling of logistics functions to upgrade the product functionality

Authors: Marius Rimasauskas, Paulius Griskevicius

Addresses: Kaunas University of Technology, Kestucio g. 27, LT – 44312 Kaunas, Lithuania. ' Kaunas University of Technology, Kestucio g. 27, LT – 44312 Kaunas, Lithuania

Abstract: This paper deals with the information-sharing model among customers and producers in respect of logistics functions and elements. The model can facilitate and accelerate product and process design, upgrading their functionality and cost. It can help prepare an order winner strategy for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), economising the negotiation period. The proposed model has been developed in close cooperation between academia and industry.

Keywords: logistics function modelling; product functionality; manufacturing costs; information-sharing; customers; product design; process design; order winner strategies; small and medium-sized enterprises; SMEs; negotiation; logistics systems; logistics management; R&D; research and development.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLSM.2010.030959

International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 2010 Vol.6 No.2, pp.179 - 189

Published online: 14 Jan 2010 *

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