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The paper examines an e-Commerce system for re-qualifying delivered products and inventory for new product specifications, and proposes a streamline supply chain model with a mass-customization and a customer-direct capability. The paper also introduces benefits and foundation for a strategy for producing generic renewable designs.

The empirical research was carried out by means of a case study in a Finnish SME that manufactures laser diodes for international markets. To provide a background, the product customization in a semiconductors industry, system analysis and architecture are addressed. The analysis and conclusions are based on the authors’ experimental findings from this area. The study shows that a mass-customization is beneficial in the semiconductors industry as long as the laser diode designs are properly parameterized and structured in the database.