Kartläggning av tvärfunktionella verksamhetsbehov för framtida utveckling av OAS
Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Mapping of cross-functional user needs for future development of OAS (English)
The management of information is one of the key aspects within a successful andefficient product development process, particularly regarding complex products.Scania CV AB is at the moment developing a new IT-system, OAS, which aims tomanage the company’s product data. With this as a background, the purpose of thismaster thesis is to identify the cross-functional user needs within Scania’s organizationconcerning product data and the management around it.
To fulfill the purpose, an empirical study consisting of 40 personal interviews with 50representatives from different functions within Scania’s organization was carriedthrough. The empirical data was then analyzed focusing on identifying thecross-functional needs and issues.
The study points out that there is a big potential regarding improvement among themanagement of product data. For example, a lot of time is spent by the users to findthe requested information and to copy data manually from one IT-system to another.The most important findings, in terms of cross-functional user needs within Scania’sorganization, are the integration of Scania’s many IT-system and to make informationmore accessible. Further needs are regarding the ability to follow a product’s entirelifecycle, better support for the user’s understanding of the complex product, anenhanced management of Engineering Change Orders and a better supportconcerning the product structure.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 104 p.
UPTEC STS, ISSN 1650-8319 ; 12008
PLM, PDM, Product Lifecycle Management, Product Data Management, Product development
PLM, PDM, Produktutveckling
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-171914OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-171914DiVA: diva2:512821
Systems in Technology and Society Programme
Widing, UlfThel, Michael
Bol, RolandAndrésdóttir, Elísabet