Competitive Manufacturing Dynamics: An Exploratory Study of Ramp-up Processes

Anna Rymaszewska, Irene Christensen, Christer Karlsson

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The increasing complexity of business environments and the pressure for organizations on delivering new products faster while maintaining the superior quality of their products, has forced manufacturing organizations to rethink their operations. Managers responsible for manufacturing ramp-up need to constantly improve this process in terms of time to volume, according to predefined cost and quality measures. The importance of the success of this process can lead to a significant creation of competitive advantage.
This paper addresses the challenges of the manufacturing ramp-up process in the context of lean improvements as well as organizational learning.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2015
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventThe 22nd International Annual EurOMA Conference 2015: Operations Management for Sustainable Competitiveness - University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Duration: 26 Jun 20151 Jul 2015
Conference number: 22


ConferenceThe 22nd International Annual EurOMA Conference 2015
LocationUniversity of Neuchâtel
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