“Over the last decade, NTS has gone through a development from a build-to-print supplier to a co-developing partner of its OEM customers. This has proved to be a complicated trajectory. Wim Steenbergen has used the experience of his work at NTS to write this much recommended guide on the challenges involved in this change in relationship and how to deal with them.”
This book contains a lot of ‘wisdom and experience’ on innovation alliances. Of all the books on innovation alliances, this one gives clear, concrete direction to senior leaders and innovation managers on what to do and what not to do when contemplating collaboration with development partners. As such it is a helpful, easy-to-read and pragmatic guide.
“Steenbergen demonstrates impressively that disruptive innovation should be approached systematically, building on shared knowledge and technological expertise. This book gives a holistic view on outsourcing development and life-cycle management and provides valuable strategy recommendations for decision makers in the innovation process to establish successful collaborations”
“Suppliers are changing more and more from capacity supplier to knowledge providers responsible for the design of a component or module. This shift in the value chain requires practical knowledge for it to be successful. This book provides that knowledge. The author has a lot of experience in these transitions and I can recommend this book wholeheartedly.”
“In an increasingly interconnected world, managing supply chains is more critical than ever. In ‘Outsourcing Development and Life-cycle Management’, Steenbergen conveys stimulating and fresh insights, and provides a comprehensive toolkit for managers and innovation leaders, both on the OEM and supplier sides.”
“We have been on the journey of outsourcing design and life-cycle management for a number of years, starting with non-core, low-level design before moving to outsourcing full design, manufacture and lifecycle management of key product modules. Steenbergen’s end-to-end, step-by-step practical guide to transitioning to D&LCM would have been a great benefit to our corporation at the start of our journey, but it also highlights where we still have opportunities to improve.”