A maturity model for the production ramp-up of additional capacities at new locations

Theme Production planning
Project title A maturity model for the production ramp-up of additional capacities at new locations (Ramp-up-Maturity)
Project duration 01.07.2013 – 30.06.2015
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In the course of growth strategies manufacturing companies face the task of generating additional production capacities and thereby enlarging the headquarters capacity. For generating additional production capacities, the production ramp-up is a critical part. The production ramp-up challenges small and medium sized enterprises (SME) in several aspects. All opportunities and risks of generating additional production capacities have to be considered during the target definition. In addition a stringent performance review must be possible. Furthermore a target-oriented initiation of reactions must be secured, if differences between target and actual performance occur. Especially SMEs find it hard to answer the questions, which criteria have to be considered in regard to the planning of production ramp-ups for generating additional production capacities and how the production flow can be monitored adequately after the realised ramp-up. Therefore research is necessary regarding the development of an approach, which allows SMEs the low-effort planning and monitoring of production ramp-ups for generating additional production capacities at a new location.

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The production ramp-up is often a critical period for manufacturing companies. It is essential to prepare an efficient plan and to monitor consistently the abidance of this plan. With a maturity level model and key figures the quality of a ramp-up can be described. Therefore, the values of the key figures are categorized into maturity levels. By different aggregation levels a target-actual comparison can be made based on one key performance indicator.

production ramp-up, maturity model, aggregation logic, ramp-up management

The production ramp-up is often a critical period for manufacturing companies. With a developed method for planning and monitoring of production ramp-ups at new locations this critical period becomes manageable. The method consists of reference processes, key figures and reactions. By different aggregation levels a target-actual comparison can be made to identify appropriate reactions.

production ramp-up, maturity model, aggregation logic, ramp-up management

The production ramp-up is often a critical period for manufacturing companies. It is essential to prepare an efficient plan and to monitor consistently the abidance of this plan. Generally processes and activities can be monitored with key performance indicators. This article describes an approach to identificate key performance indicators for the monitoring of additional production capacities at new locations.

production ramp-up, maturity model, aggregation logic, ramp-up management

Sponsor

The IGF project 485 ZN of the research association BVL was funded via the German Federation of Industrial Research Associations (AiF) in the programme of Industrial Collective Research (IGF) by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) based on a decision of the German Bundestag.

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