University of Oulu

Design for manufacturing and manufacturing capability creation

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Author: Wahlström, Tommy1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Faculty of Technology, Industrial Engineering and Management
Format: ebook
Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 1.5 MB)
Pages: 63
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Language: English
Published: Oulu : T. Wahlström, 2022
Publish Date: 2022-06-14
Thesis type: Master's thesis (tech)
Tutor: Haapasalo, Harri
Reviewer: Haapasalo, Harri


Design for manufacturing is important factor in product development when considering time and cost saving solutions. Through that also manufacturing requirement are taken into consideration in early stages of NPD process. Manufacturing capability creation process is to prepare manufacturing to be able to manufacture new products. The aim of this thesis is to combinate these and create an improved product development process and product development internal ramp-up process in case company.

Approach to this research is to use literature review part and compare it to case company current state analysis. Current state analysis is made through qualitative interview process in case company, by using public and company documentation and participatory observations. Literature review and empirical part are compared. Result is a proposal of a new product development model which uses the combination of design for manufacturing and manufacturing capability creation tools.

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