How to Turn a Supply Chain Platform into an Innovation Engine

Kasra Ferdows, Hau L. Lee, Xiande Zhao

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Most companies have digital platforms that support specific functions, such as supply chain management, product design, or operations, and they tightly regulate who may join the platform.

The Chinese appliance manufacturer Haier has extended its supply chain management platform to facilitate a broader range of collaborations from innovation and design to supplying materials and components to solving technical problems and providing new services.

The platform allows Haier to capitalize on the expertise and resources of its ecosystem, rapidly exploit new business opportunities, respond quickly to disruptions, and achieve efficiencies in a wide range of activities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)126-131
JournalHarvard Business Review
Issue number7-8
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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