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Designing Supply Chains for New Product Development by Antonio Arreola-Risa, Barry Keys

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Chapter 13

Conclusion

So you may be wondering a little bit about the appropriateness of all this work if you are not trying to change the world like we were. We believe that the sequence of work activities would still be appropriate; however, the depth of analysis for each of the work activities would differ. Exhibit 13-1 is merely a suggestion of the depth of the work activities based on project size.

Exhibit 13-1. Work Activities by Project Size

Project size

Work activity

<$100M

$100–$500M

>$500M

Supplier landscape analysis

X

X

X

Make vs. buy analysis

X

X

Low-cost country sourcing

X

Intellectual property analysis

X

X

X

Accommodating design changes

X

X

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