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Managing agile ramp-up projects in manufacturing – Status quo and recommendations

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In an ever-changing business environment, frequent new product development projects are inevitable. Ramp-up as a critical lifecycle phase plays a major role in successful product marketing. This paper provides an updated overview of ramp-up concepts, challenges, and strategies, and makes recommendations for managing ramp-up projects. To this end, theoretical insights from the literature provided valuable insights which were extended by the findings of an empirical study. The study consists of a survey conducted between November 2021 and January 2022 in 147 companies from the manufacturing sector. The paper culminates in a set of recommendations to support ramp-up projects, which are structured in three steps: preparation, conducting ramp-up, and transfer to production. The following principles have been identified as highly important in ramp-up projects, namely, agility principles, collaboration and integration, and system robustness and continuous improvement. The recommendations support agile ramp-up management and are designed to help practitioners to deal with frequent ramp-ups in a more effective and structured manner.
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emse-04145908 , version 1 (06-07-2023)

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Juliette Heraud, Khaled Medini, Ann-Louise Andersen. Managing agile ramp-up projects in manufacturing – Status quo and recommendations. CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology, 2023, 45, pp.125-137. ⟨10.1016/j.cirpj.2023.06.002⟩. ⟨emse-04145908⟩
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