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Rethinking the Management of Technological Innovations, Product Complexity and Modularity: The Effects of Low-Probability, High-Impact Events on Automotive Supply Chains

  • Adrian E. Coronado Mondragon
  • Christian E. Coronado Mondragon
Conference paper

Abstract

Japan’s tidal wave of 2011 represented a Black Swan, one low-probability, high-impact event that disrupted supply chains all over the world. The automotive sector, characterized for the extensive use of modularity to handle technological innovations and product complexity, was severely affected. A review is provided of the implications of the 2011 Black Swans on supply chains of automotive modules that use complex electronic components such as microcontroller units (MCUs). The disruptions to the supply of MCU-based modules prompted to discuss the supplier park model, resulting in the generation of a solution that has the potential to mitigate future Black Swans effects.

Keywords

Supply Chain Controller Area Network Global Supply Chain Black Swan Supply Chain Risk 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adrian E. Coronado Mondragon
    • 1
  • Christian E. Coronado Mondragon
    • 2
  1. 1.School of ManagementRoyal Holloway University of LondonSurreyUK
  2. 2.School of Ocean TechnologyFisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of NewfoundlandSt John’sCanada

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