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dc.contributor.authorIakymenko, Natalia
dc.contributor.authorRomsdal, Anita
dc.contributor.authorAlfnes, Erlend
dc.contributor.authorSemini, Marco
dc.contributor.authorStrandhagen, Jan Ola
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Production Research. 2020, 58 (15), 4506-4528.en_US
dc.description.abstractEngineering Changes (ECs) are a fact of life for companies in the Engineer-To-Order (ETO) production environment. Various Engineering Change Management (ECM) strategies, practices and tools exist, but no explicit distinction has been made regarding ECM in different production environments. Using a multiple case study method, this article investigates how ETO companies manage ECs and how ETO characteristics influence ECM. A generic ECM framework was developed and used to map ECM in the cases. The study showed that ETO companies use similar practices for handling ECs, while ECM tools are either not used by the companies or used to a very limited extent. It was found that the use of some ECM practices and tools is complicated by specific ETO company characteristics. However, no reasons were found for the lack of computer-based tools, change propagation and impact assessment tools, change reduction and front-loading tools, and design tools. This suggests, firstly, that there is vast room for improvement in ETO companies when it comes to ECM; and secondly, that the applicability of such tools should be further tested in the ETO environment. Based on the findings, some suggestions as to how ECM can be improved in ETO companies are given to practitioners.en_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleStatus of engineering change management in the engineer-to-order production environment: insights from a multiple case studyen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.source.journalInternational Journal of Production Researchen_US
dc.description.localcode© 2020 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en_US

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