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Advances in Production Engineering & Management
Volume 12 | Number 4 | December 2017 | pp 375–387
Work sampling for the production development: A case study of a supplier in European automotive industry
Martinec, T.; kec, S.; Savšek, T.; Perišić, M.M.
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A B S T R A C T
Effective development of production processes within modern engineering projects requires project management to take into consideration the socio-technical project aspects, such as insights into individual and team work, including how much time team members spend on different activities, how they communicate, within what context and in what manner. The paper reports on a self-reporting work sampling approach developed and tailored for the production development and the application of the approach in an automotive industry supplier company. A case study was conducted in a Tier 1 development and manufacturing supplier for the automotive industry in EU. Although the approach requires a significant amount of preparation efforts to configure the tools and reduce participants self-reporting bias, it is less intrusive during data collection as it does not require the presence of researchers. Results provide insights into team members' work type engagement and how their activity was coupled with the context, the manner and the nature of information transaction utilized. Project managers can use these insights to tailor workloads and modify team composition to improve collaboration, coordination and information exchange.
A R T I C L E I N F O
Keywords • Automotive industry, Production development, Project management, Teamwork, Work sampling
Corresponding author • Martinec, T.
Article history • Received 24 February 2017, Revised 23 October 2017, Accepted 26 October 2017
Published on-line • 10 December 2017
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