Norbert G. Brink

Keywords: success factors, virtual system supplier, virtual corporation, trust, organizational model, small and medium-sized suppliers


In the last four decades, the industry has changed significantly. While there has been a reduction in the life cycles of both products and technologies, the complexity inherent in industrial production has grown. The process of globalization brings many new challenges. Especially the entire automotive industry is dominated by a few but very large system suppliers. Small and medium-sized suppliers are under pressure to change. Basic strategy changes and new organizational models are required. One possibility is the network-like collaboration of various companies as a virtual system supplier (“VISYSUP”).

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