Designing the Communication interface between R&D Units and manufacturing
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister), 20 points / 30 hpStudent thesis
This master thesis presents a theoretical analysis of the interface between the Research&Development units and manufacturing. Streamlining this interface becomes more and more crucial for the smooth and high volume production. A literature research and a theoretical analysis of the crucial elements of inter-departmental communication between design and manufacturing build the basis for an improved communication model. The model acts as a guideline for the implementation of change processes. It emphasises the importance of both structural and individual elements of interventions. Both elements are important and necessary for the success, but their moment of result separates them. Hybrid methods counterbalance these differences. A first questionnaire issues the actual level of communication at the involved companies; a second questionnaire ascertains the attitude of the employees towards the proposed interventions. The model as a framework can be applied in general to all organisations, since the interventions that are necessary to be implemented are resulting from the analysis of the specific environments.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling , 2007. , 105 p.
Inter departmental communication, organisational development, organisational improvement, communication channels, R&D-manufacturing interface
Other Mechanical Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-10369ISRN: LIU-IEI-TEK-A--07/00251--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-10369DiVA: diva2:17113