Scielo RSS <![CDATA[Production]]> http://www.scielo.br/rss.php?pid=0103-651320190001&lang=en vol. 29 num. lang. en <![CDATA[SciELO Logo]]> http://www.scielo.br/img/en/fbpelogp.gif http://www.scielo.br <![CDATA[Knowledge sharing in collaborative new product development: a study of grey box supplier involvement configuration]]> http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0103-65132019000100201&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en Abstract Paper aims To shed light on how knowledge is shared between companies during a collaborative new product development (NPD) process. Originality It is the first study of different knowledge sharing levels for each stage of the NPD process in an inter-organizational context. Research method A research framework was created based on the literature. Guided by this framework, an in-depth case study was performed in a multinational company analyzing the knowledge sharing with the company’s supplier during a collaborative NPD process. Main findings Different levels of knowledge sharing were found at each stage of the NPD process. Implications for theory and practice The results complement previous works demonstrating that this phenomenon should not be considered as a binary state. By clearly presenting how knowledge sharing occurs at each phase of the NPD process, managers can be prepared and correctly implement tools to support NPD teams from both buyer and supplier companies. <![CDATA[Assessment of shop floor layouts in the context of process plans with alternatives]]> http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0103-65132019000100202&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en Abstract Paper aims The paper seeks to compare the performance of three layouts in a make to order (MTO) production system with high product variability. Originality No previous work sought to compare job shop, cellular and virtual cell layouts in an MTO system with high product variability, with just 21 resources, a low amount. The analysis considered models with the same capacities and demand for the three layouts. Research method The complete factorial design and ANOVA were used with simulation. The main effects plots of the control factors for response variables were obtained (e.g. throughput, lead time, and resource utilization). Main findings The virtual cell layout had results similar to the job shop, but achieved better outcomes compared with the traditional cell. Implications for theory and practice The knowledge gap regarding virtual cells signals the importance of this topic, as well as the possibilities not yet investigated about it in manufacturing companies. <![CDATA[The logistic experience of the Brazilian Navy in humanitarian operations: the cases of earthquakes in Haiti and Chile in 2010]]> http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0103-65132019000100203&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en Abstract Paper aims Based on the naval logistics doctrine, this paper describes and analyzes the Brazilian Navy's actions and the obstacles encountered in humanitarian operations conducted during the earthquakes in Haiti and Chile, both in 2010. Originality The main contribution is to report the use of Brazilian military personnel in humanitarian operations, with its distinct characteristics, serving as a basis for future works on this theme. Research method The research is qualitative and descriptive with an exploratory objective, based on Brazilian Navy mission reports, the legal doctrines that govern military logistics, and interview with militaries. Main findings The analysis of the reported cases brings lessons that the Naval Force may incorporate into possible future humanitarian operations. Implications for theory and practice The findings can also serve as a reference for a benchmark discussion of military operations in disaster response. <![CDATA[Collaboration in cluster-based firms as a source of competitive advantage: evidence from a footwear cluster]]> http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0103-65132019000100204&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en Abstract Paper aims To analyze the potential to generate relational rents in cluster-based firms located in the Northeast region of Brazil. Originality We developed a conceptual framework based on the primary sources of relational rents considering the characteristics of clusters. Research method An explorative case study. Data were collected mainly by semi-structured interviews. Main findings We developed propositions, demonstrating that geographic proximity has a strong influence in diverse sources of rents. Business trust and reputation have an impact on the development of relational rents. Absorptive capacity is a preservation mechanism since it allows firms to understand and absorb knowledge and information. Implications for theory and practice Significant contributions are the research propositions developed through empirical evidence that can be testable in large scale. Cluster-based firms could share different types of resources bringing competitive benefits. Decision makers should make sure that when sharing internal resources it provides an additional advantage. <![CDATA[Suppliers' network analysis under the perspective of structural, relational and cognitive embeddedness: an exploratory study]]> http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0103-65132019000100205&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en Abstract Paper aims To analyze and characterize a supplier network under the analytical perspective of structural, relational and cognitive embeddedness. Originality Analysis of a network of suppliers in a soft drink industry using Social Network Analysis (SNA) techniques. Research method The case study was used as a research strategy. The analysis of structural perspectives, relational and cognitive embeddedness and their respective variables were considered, as well as measures of centrality and density of the network of suppliers. Main findings The analysis allowed to establish the characteristics of the network of suppliers regarding structural, relational and cognitive embeddedness and their respective variables. However, it should be noted that the manuscript addresses a single case study, and it is not possible to generalize the results obtained. Implications for theory and practice The findings of this paper can be used as a basis to understand how to use the main metrics of social network analysis to investigate the structural, relational and cognitive characteristics of a company and your network. <![CDATA[Composition-based view of the firm as a promising approach to studying small businesses]]> http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0103-65132019000100401&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en Abstract Paper aims Extant Literature based on the resource-based view (RBV) of the firm suggests that it can be used to study organizations of all types and sizes. In essence, the RBV argues that firms that possess rare, non-imitable, valuable, unique, and non-substitutable resources will outperform firms that do not possess such resources. This study questions the applicability of this assumption to smaller businesses, which are likely to have common resources readily available in the market rather than rare, non-imitable, non-substitutable, unique, or valuable resources. The purpose of this study is to discuss whether the composition-based view (CBV) of the firm offers a more promising approach than the RBV to studying small businesses. Originality This study is one of the first to tentatively suggest a change in theoretical approach when studying small businesses. Research method A structured critical review approach is taken. Main findings The findings reveal that the CBV offers a more promising and appropriate theoretical framework than the RBV for research on small businesses, whereas the RBV is better suited to research on larger firms. Implications for theory and practice Future studies can use the RBV and the CBV to study large and small businesses, respectively. <![CDATA[ERRATUM: Assessment of shop floor layouts in the context of process plans with alternatives]]> http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0103-65132019000100901&lng=en&nrm=iso&tlng=en Abstract Paper aims Extant Literature based on the resource-based view (RBV) of the firm suggests that it can be used to study organizations of all types and sizes. In essence, the RBV argues that firms that possess rare, non-imitable, valuable, unique, and non-substitutable resources will outperform firms that do not possess such resources. This study questions the applicability of this assumption to smaller businesses, which are likely to have common resources readily available in the market rather than rare, non-imitable, non-substitutable, unique, or valuable resources. The purpose of this study is to discuss whether the composition-based view (CBV) of the firm offers a more promising approach than the RBV to studying small businesses. Originality This study is one of the first to tentatively suggest a change in theoretical approach when studying small businesses. Research method A structured critical review approach is taken. Main findings The findings reveal that the CBV offers a more promising and appropriate theoretical framework than the RBV for research on small businesses, whereas the RBV is better suited to research on larger firms. Implications for theory and practice Future studies can use the RBV and the CBV to study large and small businesses, respectively.