Kostenstruktur zur Bewertung von Änderungsauswirkungen in der Produktion

Translated title of the contribution: Cost structure for change impact evaluation in manufacturing systems

Sebastian Kröger, Harald Bauer, Gunther Reinhart

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Global competition and the power of customers in buyer markets increasingly put manufacturing companies under pressure. Life and innovation cycles of products and manufacturing equipment are shortening. The customers' demand for mass individualism further increases the number of product varieties. As a result of these developments, it is necessary to implement a large number of manufacturing changes in modern manufacturing systems, resulting in high costs. The detailed evaluation of these costs is of high practical relevance for manufacturing companies, for example in order to evaluate different change alternatives or to plan future budgets. However, publications in the areas of change management and change impact analysis only deal with costs at a very general level. This article addresses the challenges of cost assessment for change impacts in manufacturing by a detailed, user-friendly, and practical cost structure to evaluate manufacturing change impacts on manufacturing systems. The cost structure presents cost items caused by manufacturing changes. They were obtained from expert interviews as well as literature review and structured using a practical change management process.

Translated title of the contributionCost structure for change impact evaluation in manufacturing systems
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)530-534
Number of pages5
JournalZWF Zeitschrift fuer Wirtschaftlichen Fabrikbetrieb
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2019


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