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Using Integrated Product Teams to Manage the Complexities of Supplier Innovation

Published: 07 May 2014

ID: G00354274

Analyst(s): Supply Chain Community Contributors

Summary

To leverage its expertise, Bell Helicopter brings suppliers into the product design and development process at an early stage. To do so, it introduced "collaboration agreements" whereby Bell and its suppliers agree in good faith to collaboratively define solutions during the initial development phase.

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