The copy-exactly ramp-up strategy: trading-off learning with process change

@article{Terwiesch2004TheCR,
  title={The copy-exactly ramp-up strategy: trading-off learning with process change},
  author={Christian Terwiesch and Yi Xu},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management},
  year={2004},
  volume={51},
  pages={70-84}
}
Production ramp-up is the period of time during which a manufacturing process is scaled up from a small laboratory-like environment to high-volume production. During this scale-up, the firm needs to overcome the numerous discrepancies between how the process is specified to operate as written in the process recipe and how it actually is operated at large volume. The reduction of these discrepancies, a process that we will refer to as learning, will lead to improved production yields and higher… CONTINUE READING
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