A Risk Management Approach for the Pre-Series Logistics in Production Ramp-Up

TitleA Risk Management Approach for the Pre-Series Logistics in Production Ramp-Up
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsFilla, P, Klingebiel, K
EditorKersten, W, Blecker, T, Ringle, CM
Title of ProceedingsNext Generation Supply Chains
Conference LocationHamburg
ISBN Number978-3-8442-9879-6; 978-3-7375-0340-2
ISSN NumberISSN (print) 2365-4430, ISSN (online) 2365-5070
Keywordspre-series logistics, production development, ramp-up, Risk Management

Due to continuing derivatisation and increasing customer requirements,
automotive development projects constantly become more complex. With a
shortening time-to-market, the critical ramp-up phase of a new or updated
automobile is susceptible to a variety of disruptions. As the project duration is
naturally restricted, a high number of unscheduled ad-hoc resources are
regularly installed to achieve the previously set qualitative targets within the
given time limits. For early risk mitigation, current approaches in research and
industry focus on the measurement of either technical product degrees or
process maturity degrees in the development process. Nevertheless, it is
clearly understood, that pre-series logistics bridge both viewpoints and thus still
hold significant potential to reduce project risks. Consequentially, this paper
presents a methodology that assesses the risk of process-wise and quality-wise
delays. After discussing the specific risk profiles within logistics processes in
the automotive ramp-up phase, the application of purpose-designed product
maturity degree indicators and structured knowledge from historical projects is
illustrated. The developed approach enables to identify critical processes in the
production readiness process. The paper concludes with a summary and an
outlook on further research.