Strategic Dimensions of Software Development in a Supply Chain

  • G. H. Kruithof
  • T. D. Meijler


This chapter explores the relationship between characteristics of a software market and strategic management of software development in a supply chain. The typical characteristics of software markets and software supply chains are described. A decision framework is developed which connects specific market characteristics to independent and dependent development approaches in a software supply chain. Key areas of a development strategy are the variability, the asset, the legacy integration and the change. The framework is preliminary validated by application to four typical reuse technologies.


Supply Chain Decision Framework Software Industry Independent Approach Software Reuse 
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  • G. H. Kruithof
  • T. D. Meijler

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