How managers can benefit from multiple perspectives in Design Management

2015-04-21T14:09:31Z (GMT) by Marta Gasparin John K. Christiansen
Operations management should be more concerned with the relationship to design and how the interplay between design processes and operations can be managed. The design of products and services has huge implications on operations in different ways: Design can increase the value of products; influence and lead to innovation of manufacturing processes; implications for the supply chain processes and has implications on the life cycle of products and sustainability issues. To fully exploit the opportunities, we claim that it's useful for managers to be aware of the different ways that design processes might be perceived and managed. Illustrated with examples.

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