Charles H. Fine holds the Chrysler LFM Professorship of Management and teaches in the operations management group at MIT's Sloan School of Management. He also serves as Co-Director of MIT's International Motor Vehicle Program and Co-Director of the eBusiness@MIT MBA track. Professor Fine's teaching focuses on operations management, manufacturing strategy, and supply chain design. His research has been devoted to understanding the economics of quality improvement, flexible manufacturing, and technology sourcing. He is the author of many technical journal articles as well as the book Clockspeed: Winning Industry Control in the Age of Temporary Advantage, by Perseus Books, 1998. Professor Fine's educational background includes an A.B. in Mathematics and Management Science from Duke University, an M.S. in Operations Research from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in Business Administration (Decision Sciences) from Stanford University.
CLOCKSPEED-BASED STRATEGIES FOR SUPPLY CHAIN DESIGN1
Article first published online: 5 JAN 2009
© 2000 Production and Operations Management Society
Production and Operations Management
Volume 9, Issue 3, pages 213–221, September 2000
How to Cite
FINE, C. H. (2000), CLOCKSPEED-BASED STRATEGIES FOR SUPPLY CHAIN DESIGN. Production and Operations Management, 9: 213–221. doi: 10.1111/j.1937-5956.2000.tb00134.x
Parts of this paper are based on chapters in Charles H. Fine, Clockspeed: Winning Industry Control in the Age of Temporary Advantage, Perseus Books, 1998, 1999.
- Issue published online: 5 JAN 2009
- Article first published online: 5 JAN 2009
- Received March 1999 revision received January 2000 accepted January 2000.
- Cited By
- CLOCKSPEED SUPPLY CHAIN;
- CONCURRENT ENGINEERING
This paper discusses a framework for strategic supply chain design that rests on an assortment of conceptual approaches. These approaches include benchmarking fast-evolving industries to posit principles of supply chain dynamics and integrating supply chain design into the concurrent processes of product and manufacturing system design. These approaches yield insights into sourcing strategy as well as implementation of concurrent engineering.