Identification of complexity cost factors in manufacturing companies

Anna Myrodia, Lars Hvam

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    Abstract

    Complexity tends to be arguably the biggest challenge of manufacturing companies. As the demand from the customers increases in volume and diversity, the number of finished products and components increases as well. This increasing product complexity has a direct effect on the production processes. This research focuses on the relation between product and process complexity. Complexity cost factors are identified and categorized under the industrial standard APQC for process classification. Then, this categorization is used as a tool for identification of complexity cost factors in seven companies. The results from this research are evaluated and future work is discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 22nd EurOMA Conference
    Number of pages10
    Publication date2015
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    Event22nd EurOMA Conference: Operations Management for Sustainable Competitiveness - Neuchâtel, Switzerland
    Duration: 26 Jun 20151 Jul 2015
    Conference number: 22

    Conference

    Conference22nd EurOMA Conference
    Number22
    CountrySwitzerland
    CityNeuchâtel
    Period26/06/201501/07/2015

    Keywords

    • Process Complexity
    • Product Complexity
    • Complexity Cost Factors

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    Myrodia, A., & Hvam, L. (2015). Identification of complexity cost factors in manufacturing companies. In Proceedings of the 22nd EurOMA Conference