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Managing novelty in production processes during product development:: A framework to analyse in four different levels
Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Innovation and Product Realisation.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6513-4024
Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Innovation and Product Realisation.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7512-4425
Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Innovation and Product Realisation.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4308-2678
(English)In: International Journal of Operations & Production Management, ISSN 0144-3577, E-ISSN 1758-6593Article in journal (Refereed) Submitted
Abstract [en]

In today´s competitive environment, manfacturing companies are forced introduce products with a higher degree of novelty and there is a growing need to understand the way the novelty can be addressed. The purpose of this paper is to investigate how management of novelty in production processes can be facilitated in a structured way during product development. The paper builds on two case studies performed in one of the largest companies in the heavy-duty vehicle industry. A qualitative case study approach was used to collect the empirical data and the final results were based on the cross-case analysis. Experiences in planning and managing novelty at a department level is presented with a categorization of development projects in to nine different types and positioned along product- and production system novelty dimensions. Secondly, a novelty analysis approach with six phases is proposed. Finally, a framework to facilitate management of novelty in the four different levels: department, project, production process, and sub-process, is proposed. This research extends the existing research on manufacturing and R&D interfaces by proposing a holistic framework in four levels, facilitating manufacturing companies in their efforts to manage novelty in production processes from early phases until start-of-production. The paper takes a holistic perspective in understanding novelty dimension in production processes. It provided practical experiences from the industry in managing novelty in production processes in four different levels.

Keyword [en]
Project management, New product development, Project novelty, Process design, production system design
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Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-35463OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-35463DiVA: diva2:1108224
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INNOFACTURE - innovative manufacturing developmentOrganizing Experience Feedback Loops for Production Innovation (FeedInn)
Available from: 2017-06-12 Created: 2017-06-12 Last updated: 2017-06-12Bibliographically approved

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