Technology Tiers

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A technology tier is a level in a product system: final product, system, subsystem, component, or part. As a concept, it contrasts traditional “vertical” special technologies (for example, mechanics and electronics) and focuses “horizontal” feature technologies such as product characteristics, safety, comfort, or handling. Product functionality is in focus rather than product specifications. Suppliers take care of technical specialization, whereas further development of product functions takes place within the OEM.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWiley Encyclopedia of Management
EditorsCary L. Cooper
Place of PublicationChichester
Publication date22 Jan 2015
ISBN (Print)9781119972518
ISBN (Electronic)9781118785317
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jan 2015

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