The time based competition paradigm

  • B. Andries
  • L. Gelders
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT)


In this paper we discuss two important aspects of Time Based Competition: lead time reduction in manufacturing and new product development. In the first part — lead time reduction in manufacturing — we describe an organizational structure that is based on the order penetration point and time, and a technique — Value Added Analysis — that is aimed at the elimination of waste. In the second part we explain how some of the concepts of JIT can be applied to reduce cycle times in new product development.


Time based competition new product development manufacturing management 


  1. Andries, B. and Gelders,L. (1995), Time Based Manufacturing Logistics, Logistics Information Management, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 30–36CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Benjamin, R., Wigand, R. (1995), “Electronic Markets and Virtual Value Chains on the Information Superhighway”, Sloan Management Review, pp. 62–72Google Scholar
  3. Blackburn, J.D. (1991), Time-Based Competition - The Next Battle Ground in American Manufacturing, Business One Irvin, Homewood, IllinoisGoogle Scholar
  4. Choperena, A.M. (1996), Fast Cycle Time–Driver of Innovation and Quality, Research Technology Management, Vol. 39, No. 3, pp. 36–40Google Scholar
  5. Clark, K.B., Chew, B. and Fujimoto, T. (1987), “Product Development in the World Auto Industry”, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Vol. 3,pp. 729–777CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Gelders, L., Mannaerts, P. and Maes, J. (1994), Manufacturing Strategy, Performance Indicators and Improvement Programmes, Int. J. Prod. Res., Vol. 32, No. 4, pp. 797–805zbMATHCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Hammer, M. and Champy,J., (1993), Reengineering the Corporation, Harper Business, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  8. Imai, M. (1986), KAIZEN: The Key to Japans Succes, Mc. Graw Hill, New York McKinsey & CO (1985), Triad Power: The Coming Shape of Global Competition, Flammarion, ParisGoogle Scholar
  9. Meyer, C. (1993), Fast Cycle Time: How to Align Purpose, Strategy and Structure fir Speed, Free Press, Macmillan Inc., New YorkGoogle Scholar
  10. Senge, P. (1990), The Fifth Discipline, Double Day, Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, New York, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  11. Shapiro, B.P., Rangan, K.V. and Sviokla,J.J. (1992), Staple Yourself to an Order, Harvard Business Review, pp. 113–122Google Scholar
  12. Shingo, S. (1985), A Revolution in Manufacturing: The SMED System, Mass. Productivity, CambridgeGoogle Scholar
  13. Skinner, W. (1974), The Focused Factory, Harvard Business Review, May-June 1974, pp. 113–121Google Scholar
  14. Stalk, G. (1990), Competing against time:how time based competition is reshaping global markets, Free Press, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  15. Stalk, G.JR. and Webber, A.M. (1993), Japan’s Dark Side of Time, Harvard Business Review July -August 1993, pp. 93–103Google Scholar
  16. Wiendahl, H.P.and Glassner, J. (1992), Petermann,D., Application of Load-Oriented Manufacturing Control in Industry, Production Planning Control, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 118–129Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Andries
    • 1
  • L. Gelders
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Industrial ManagementCelestijnenlaan 300ALeuven — HeverleeBelgium

Personalised recommendations