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Model Based Definition within relocation of aircraft production
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Saab Group, Business Area Aeronautics, Linköping, Sweden. (Monteringsteknik)
2012 (English)Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of the paper is to discuss how relocation of production can be affected when MBD is applied. The research is performed from a view point of production relocation; the focus is not on MBD as a method. The paper is based on a literature review combined with empirical data from an industrial study at the Swedish enterprise Saab Aeronautics. It was hard to find gaps in the literature since no literature covering the aim of the research was found. Important subject of discussion was that update or creation of MBD production documentation can decrease the amount of tacit knowledge at the sender and help the possibility to differentiate off-line learning from on-line learning, which can save both time and cost.

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Keyword [en]
MBD, Production Relocation, Aircraft Production, Production Transfer
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-89576ISBN: 978-0-9565333-1-9OAI: diva2:608323
28th International Congress of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS 2012), 23–28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia
Available from: 2013-02-27 Created: 2013-02-27 Last updated: 2014-10-20
In thesis
1. Important Factors in the Transfer of Aircraft Production: Challenges Related to Offset Business
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Important Factors in the Transfer of Aircraft Production: Challenges Related to Offset Business
2013 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Today, many global industries have difficulties meeting their transfer of production cost targets; the complexity in transfer of production is often underestimated. The aircraft manufacturing industry is a relevant example of a global industry, as many aircraft manufacturers produce parts in different areas of the world. The aircraft manufacturing industry include highly complex production technologies, is regulated by strict national and international standards, and utilizes a comprehensive configuration management.

Large international agreements in defence-related industries often involve offset business. The most important parameters for the buying organisation in offset business are to create relations, import technical knowledge/production, promote domestic merchandise, and create employment for the local population.

The purpose of the research is to identify, categorise and explore challenges related to transfer of aircraft production within offset business. The research is conducted as a case study at the Swedish enterprise SAAB Aeronautics. Future export deals for SAAB Aeronautics will in all probability consist of offsetbusiness including transfer of production, involving for example parts or entire aircraft to the receiving country.

Several factors connected to transfer of aircraft production were identified. The factors were categorised and three of the categories were selected for in-depth studies:

Category 1: Cultural challenges and communication

Category 2: Configuration management

Category 3: Transfer of knowledge and technology

The results from the in-depth studies can help Aeronautics in planning and conducting transfer of aircraft production.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2013. 73 p.
Linköping Studies in Science and Technology. Thesis, ISSN 0280-7971 ; 1598
National Category
Mechanical Engineering
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-93638 (URN)978-91-7519-595-7 (print) (ISBN)
2013-06-11, Sal A39, A-huset, Campus Valla, Linköpings universitet, Linköping, 10:15 (Swedish)
Available from: 2013-06-04 Created: 2013-06-04 Last updated: 2016-09-26Bibliographically approved

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