Publication detail

ARE PRODUCT INNOVATION-ORIENTED FIRMS PREPARED FOR EFFECTIVE PRODUCT CUSTOMIZATION?

CHLEBOVSKÝ, V. ŠKAPA, S. SCHÜLLER, D.

Original Title

ARE PRODUCT INNOVATION-ORIENTED FIRMS PREPARED FOR EFFECTIVE PRODUCT CUSTOMIZATION?

English Title

ARE PRODUCT INNOVATION-ORIENTED FIRMS PREPARED FOR EFFECTIVE PRODUCT CUSTOMIZATION?

Type

journal article in Scopus

Language

en

Original Abstract

Growing demand for customized solution offers instead of standardized products is reality in many business sectors on both B2B and B2C markets. While this approach is well developed in some B2B sectors it is not that often in majority of B2C markets. Rapid technology development within past years gives more possibilities to increase production flexibility in wider range of production sectors. This will lead in increasing level of product customization shortly. Purpose of this article is to summarize the research on how the product innovation oriented companies are prepared in terms of their internal infrastructure for effective customized product solution development and delivery to their customers. Two interlinked researches were performed through Czech, Austrian, German and Swiss product innovation oriented manufacturing companies. Quantitative research compares whether and how customized product offer is communicated by companies to their market. Qualitative research was performed in form of five case studies to deeper observe and study internal technical and production infrastructure of the selected companies. Results of performed quantitative research were statistically evaluated and tested. Outcomes of qualitative research gives deeper knowledge of the infrastructure used in selected companies for development and production of customized products. The research proves increasing focus of the companies on offer individualization.

English abstract

Growing demand for customized solution offers instead of standardized products is reality in many business sectors on both B2B and B2C markets. While this approach is well developed in some B2B sectors it is not that often in majority of B2C markets. Rapid technology development within past years gives more possibilities to increase production flexibility in wider range of production sectors. This will lead in increasing level of product customization shortly. Purpose of this article is to summarize the research on how the product innovation oriented companies are prepared in terms of their internal infrastructure for effective customized product solution development and delivery to their customers. Two interlinked researches were performed through Czech, Austrian, German and Swiss product innovation oriented manufacturing companies. Quantitative research compares whether and how customized product offer is communicated by companies to their market. Qualitative research was performed in form of five case studies to deeper observe and study internal technical and production infrastructure of the selected companies. Results of performed quantitative research were statistically evaluated and tested. Outcomes of qualitative research gives deeper knowledge of the infrastructure used in selected companies for development and production of customized products. The research proves increasing focus of the companies on offer individualization.

Keywords

Customer Solutions, Relationship Marketing, Product Customization, Market Orientation, Product Management, Machine Building Sector, Solution Management.

Released

23.11.2018

Publisher

University of Pardubice, Faculty of Economics and Administration

Location

Pardubice

Pages from

77

Pages to

89

Pages count

12

URL

BibTex


@article{BUT151972,
  author="Vít {Chlebovský} and Stanislav {Škapa} and David {Schüller}",
  title="ARE PRODUCT INNOVATION-ORIENTED FIRMS PREPARED FOR EFFECTIVE PRODUCT CUSTOMIZATION?",
  annote="Growing demand for customized solution offers instead of standardized
products is reality in many business sectors on both B2B and B2C markets. While this
approach is well developed in some B2B sectors it is not that often in majority of B2C
markets. Rapid technology development within past years gives more possibilities to
increase production flexibility in wider range of production sectors. This will lead in
increasing level of product customization shortly.
Purpose of this article is to summarize the research on how the product innovation
oriented companies are prepared in terms of their internal infrastructure for effective
customized product solution development and delivery to their customers. Two
interlinked researches were performed through Czech, Austrian, German and Swiss
product innovation oriented manufacturing companies. Quantitative research compares
whether and how customized product offer is communicated by companies to their
market. Qualitative research was performed in form of five case studies to deeper
observe and study internal technical and production infrastructure of the selected
companies. Results of performed quantitative research were statistically evaluated and
tested. Outcomes of qualitative research gives deeper knowledge of the infrastructure
used in selected companies for development and production of customized products. The
research proves increasing focus of the companies on offer individualization.",
  address="University of Pardubice, Faculty of Economics and Administration",
  chapter="151972",
  howpublished="online",
  institution="University of Pardubice, Faculty of Economics and Administration",
  number="44 (3/2018)",
  volume="XXVI",
  year="2018",
  month="november",
  pages="77--89",
  publisher="University of Pardubice, Faculty of Economics and Administration",
  type="journal article in Scopus"
}