Review of alternative business models for open design and distributed production (Deliverable 3.1)

The purpose of this deliverable is to systematically analyse the literature at the intersection of open design and distributed production in an attempt to reveal truly alternative business models being explored. 131 journal articles were identified through a systematic search of three databases (ie. Web of Science, Scopus, EBSCO) and reviewed according to value creation processes, drivers/themes, business model elements, forms of collaboration, people’s involvement, and governance, intellectual property mechanisms, alternative modes of production & consumption, economic sustainability of open design business models, and life cycle stages. As a result, the review resulted in a novel conceptualisation of stakeholders, a framing of decentralised and distributed production and consumption, the identification of newly emerging stakeholders to establish value creation networks, and a future vision of sustainable production and consumption facilitated by open design knowledge – all of which will inform the upcoming work packages of the DF-MOD project.


Understanding drivers of performance in the 3PL industry in Hong Kong
Huo, Baofeng; Selen, Willem; Yeung, Jeff Hoi Yan; Zhao, Xiande (Emerald, 2008-01-01)
Purpose - The aim of this paper is to develop an overarching framework to better understand drivers of performance in third-party logistics (3PL) linked to the operations strategy literature.
An analysis of benefits of inventory and service pooling and information sharing in spare parts management systems
Satır, Benhür; Savaşaneril Tüfekci, Seçil; Serin, Yaşar Yasemin; Department of Industrial Engineering (2010)
Inventory management and production control problem of a dealer operating in a decentralized spare parts network is analyzed in this dissertation. Spare parts network is assumed to be formed of two dealers and the problem of a dealer is considered under the assumption that the other dealer has a known policy. These dealers collaborate through inventory and service pooling. Furthermore, the dealers collaborate through sharing information on the net inventory status. Upon demand arrival, a dealer may request ...
A usability evaluation framework and a case study on a supplier portal system
Babayiğit, Elif Fatma; Şen, Tayyar; Department of Industrial Engineering (2003)
The goal of this thesis is to provide a usability evaluation framework in the area of e-procurement technologies and a case study on this base. A survey of the concepts of human computer interaction, usability and usability evaluation techniques is carried out. Additionally current e-procurement technologies are explored and specifically a Company̕s Supplier Portal System which was employed in year 2003, as an e-procurement technology for the procurement of direct goods, is taken into consideration. Pointin...
Exploring the Relationship between Complexity and Risk in Megaconstruction Projects
Erol, Huseyin; Dikmen, Irem; Atasoy Özcan, Güzide; Birgönül, Mustafa Talat (American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2020-12-01)
© 2020 American Society of Civil Engineers.Although complexity and risk are inherent characteristics of megaconstruction projects, existing project management approaches fail to incorporate complexity-based thinking into risk management. Complexity is usually considered as the source of risk events, along with uncertainty. However, prevailing risk management practices are oriented toward only handling the uncertainty. The lack of integration between the complexity and other risk-related concepts leads to un...
Material Semiotics of Form Giving: The Case of the Electric Turkish Coffee Pot
Kaygan, Harun (MIT Press - Journals, 2016-03-01)
The article discusses material semiotics as a valuable framework for the analysis of design processes, and focuses on form giving practices. For this purpose, the design processes of electric Turkish coffee pots are studied through interviews and document analyses. It is argued that neither form giving nor product form can be considered to be singular or stable throughout a design process, and that semantic and material relations that are built and maintained around the product form need to be traced for a ...
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