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, Volume 2, Issue 5–6, pp 28–32 | Cite as

Vertical integration boosts productivity

  • Steffen Kinkel
  • Gunter Lay
  • Angela Jäger
Management Production planning
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Abstract

In the current economic crisis, many companies are being forced to look for ways of increasing productivity. Many enterprises, in particular vehicle manufacturers and automotive suppliers, have focused on reducing their vertical integration by means of outsourcing. However, recent studies by the Fraunhofer ISI demonstrate that companies with a high level of vertical integration are more productive. Therefore, it is important to carry out a critical review of outsourcing and, where necessary, to investigate strategic insourcing measures.

Keywords

Vertical Integration Fraunhofer Institute Fabricate Metal Product Automotive Supplier Current Recession 
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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Steffen Kinkel
    • 1
  • Gunter Lay
    • 2
  • Angela Jäger
    • 2
  1. 1.Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI)KarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.Industry and Service Innovations Competence Centre at the Fraunhofer ISIKarlsruheGermany

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