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Managing Late Changes in a Global Developing and Manufacturing Organisation

Daniel Gyllenhammar ; Nirari Yousif
Göteborg : Chalmers tekniska högskola, 2018. 79 s.
[Examensarbete på avancerad nivå]

Our world is changing faster and faster, hence organisations have to adapt to these ever-changing circumstances. The changing environment calls for shorter development cycles which are flexible and adaptable to late changes. Furthermore, in the context of the automotive industry, the development of a vehicle is entailed with long lead-times and complex problem solving, in both the manufacturing and development process, which contradicts the market behaviour. The thesis investigates how a developing and manufacturing organisation can respond to rapid changing customer demands. A case study was conducted at the Manufacturing Engineering department at the R&D and innovation centre CEVT, which is a company delivering technological solutions to the Geely Groups automotive manufacturers. By combining the empirical study at CEVT with the four literature areas Dynamic capabilities, Ambidexterity, Agile Methodologies, and Beyond Budgeting a deeper understanding was created for how an organisation can manage late changes. Hereby, following improvement suggestions were identified:

Nyckelord: Flexibility, Standardisation, Rapid Changing Demand, Dynamic Capabilities, Ambidexterity, Beyond Budgeting, Agile Methodologies, R&D, Innovation Centre, Manufacturing Engineering, Organisational Flexibility.



Publikationen registrerades 2018-06-19. Den ändrades senast 2018-06-19

CPL ID: 255148

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