Tool and Die Making: Cooperation in Automotive Value Creation Networks

Type de publication:

Conference Paper


Gerpisa colloquium, Paris (2013)


The tool and die making industry is one of the most important industries in the automotive sector due to its key role in the value chain between product development and mass production. In an increasingly global production environment the tool and die making industry in high wage countries faces margin losses as well as increasing competition from Eastern Europe and Asia. Successful tool and die making companies counter this challenge with global value creation networks. Differentiating factors of efficient value creation networks are the smooth integration into the process chain of product development and mass production as well as the use of sophisticated supplier structures for the manufacturing process. Extensive field research was conducted with 110 tool and die making companies. As a core result tool and die making companies can be clustered into four types of cooperation. These types have different features with regard to the intensity of their cooperation with customers as well as suppliers. The identification of the cooperation type of a specific tool and die making company is key for the appropriate design of this company’s value creation network. This paper gives a substantial contribution to the development from traditional tool and die making companies to global cooperators in automotive value creation networks.

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