Early Supplier Involvement is a concept from the Japanese automotive industry with considerable benefits for New Product Development projects including, cost reduction, lead time reduction and improved product quality. While Early Supplier Involvement is well established in the private sector, the concept remains largely unexplored for the public sector. This is unfortunate since especially Public IT procurement may benefit from supplier involvement due to specific challenges such as rapid technological developments and quickly changing markets. Thus, Early Supplier Involvement may offer an approach for public IT procurement to obtain more value for money.
Door: Jeroen Arentsen