Exploring Case Study on Mass Customization of Domestic Company

국내 기업의 대량 맞춤화 사례연구

  • Received : 2012.07.03
  • Accepted : 2012.07.19
  • Published : 2012.07.31


Mass Customization combines the advantages of mass production and customization. Mass customization has been praised as an innovative approach that would result in changes in business paradigm. However, there is no consensus on the concept of mass customization, but only a generally accepted framework exists to explain successful practices. Prior cases in mass customization are those of the small-medium sized or Internet-based companies. We in this paper explore the mass customization cases of market-leading manufacturers. Although those traditional organizations may be not for swift change, the cases of those companies are important because they target mass markets. Lampel and Mintzberg[35] proposed a continuum of strategies ranging from pure standardization to pure customization. This study investigates mass customization strategies of three companies. In this paper, the cases of cosmetics and sports shoe can be described as tailored customization, and the household appliances case can be classified as customized standardization. These three cases are compared with each other from the customers' decoupling point. Findings and implications of this research are discussed.


Mass customization;Mass production;Decoupling point;Modularity;Process Innovation