Assessing changes for implementing Manufacturing Execution Systems. Case: The Switch Model Factory

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dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi Wu, Xiaoxuan 2013-01-14T11:34:56Z 2013-01-14T11:34:56Z 2012
dc.description.abstract Objectives of the Study The goal of the research is to design a method to assess the scope and the extent of change for implementing Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES). On the one hand, the study has elicited a set of business requirements to delineate the scope of implementation. On the other hand, the study has assessed the extent of change within the scope by detecting the inertness that the management should resolve in a social-technical system that comprises the organization, new technology and legacy enterprise information system. Academic background and methodology Change takes place in the work system of a company when implementing MES. Before planning any change, the management should assess the change based on the business requirements of a new work system, in which MES come into use. Clearly identified requirements enable the management to plan and direct the change process to ensure a success MES implementation. However, failure rate of implementing new Information System is high in practice. Researchers have ascribed various failures of IS implementation to the vagueness of requirements. Early before planning implementation in detail, the management should first determine what requirements are essential for realizing the business value of a new information technology. This study assessed the scope of change through requirements elicitation with Critical Success Chain (CSC) method. The study has adapted and operationalized the CSC method in a single case, to demonstrate the method. The case has shown the efficacy and applicability of the method. Further, the study has developed the general CSC method by incorporating a diagnostic guideline to assess the extent of a technochange. Findings and conclusions The research has described and framed the problem of assessing changes for implementing MES as requirements elicitation and inertness identifying. Then the study developed a method combining the CSC and Sarker's Guideline. Moreover, the study has found that MES implementation had better go injunction with manufacturing operation improvement. At last, the demonstrational case is able to show that MES implementation focus could have diverge on different products in a company's product portfolio. en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Assessing changes for implementing Manufacturing Execution Systems. Case: The Switch Model Factory en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi Kauppakorkeakoulu fi School of Business en
dc.contributor.department Department of Information and Service Economy en
dc.contributor.department Tieto- ja palvelutalouden laitos fi
dc.subject.keyword Manufacturing Execution Systems
dc.subject.keyword Implementation
dc.subject.keyword Requirement elicitation
dc.subject.keyword Critical Success Chain
dc.subject.keyword Change
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201301151092
dc.type.dcmitype text en
dc.programme.major Information Systems Science en
dc.programme.major Tietojärjestelmätiede fi
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Pro gradu tutkielma fi
dc.subject.helecon tietojärjestelmät
dc.subject.helecon information systems
dc.subject.helecon teollisuus
dc.subject.helecon industry
dc.subject.helecon tuotanto
dc.subject.helecon production
dc.subject.helecon operaatiotutkimus
dc.subject.helecon operational research
dc.subject.helecon muutos
dc.subject.helecon change
dc.ethesisid 13045 2012-11-28
dc.location P1 I

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