Managing Production Ramp-Up in Manufacturing Networks

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Managing Production Ramp-Up in Manufacturing Networks
Abstract
Production and manufacturing companies today in a bid to achieve time to market and time to volume makes use of production ramp-up. Effective and rapid returns in investing in newly manufactured product to maintain cost and volume as well as considerable manufacturing quality. Also, this research is aimed at achieving cost effective and market potentials by implementing ramp-up production process in manufacturing industries. Through production performance, speedy time to market and time to volume could be achieved with effective collaboration between production development performance and production ramp-up. This relationship promotes the fast achievement of time-to-volume compared with the silent leading hypothesis of time-to-market. The level of learning is very important as well as the sources of learning like engineering time, experiments as well as normal experience. Supply chain capabilities are used to promote and encourage meaningful growth and development so as to achieve time to market and time to volume. These supply chain capabilities are used to integrate customers and manufacturers as well as supply and demand in the market. Table of Content

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CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1.1. Background ...................................................................................................................... 5 1.2. Aim of study ..................................................................................................................... 8 1.3. Research Questions..........................................................................................................8 1.4. Significance of the Study ................................................................................................. 9

CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW
2.1. Introduction ..................................................................................................................... 10 2.2. Product Development Analysis ....................................................................................... 11 2.3. Product Development Performance ............................................................................... 12 2.4. Relationship between Ramp-up Product Development and Performance ..................... 15 2.5. Capabilities for Rapid Supply Chain Operations Ramp-up............................................ . 17

2.5.1. Timeliness and Visibility of Data...................................................................... 18
2.5.2. Effective Integration with Customers and Suppliers ....................................... 18
2.5.3. Deploying Innovative Supply Chain Technologies that Act as Foundation for Achieving Partner Integration and Supply Chain Visibility..........................................................19

2.5.4. Promoting Cultural and Organizational Supports towards Growth Oriented Supply Chain ........................................................................................................................ 20

2.5.5. Metrics that Reward Integration ..................................................................... 21 2.6. Ramping-up Quickly ....................................................................................................... 22

CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODLOGY
3.1. Introduction ..................................................................................................................... 25 3.2. Method of Collecting Data............................................................................................... 25 CHAPTER FOUR: RAMP UP PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS

4.1. Ramp-up Performance ................................................................................................... 27 4.2. Conceptual Model and Propositions...
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