Bridging the gap between product development and series production, production ramp-up characterizes the phase where the success of a launch of new products and processes is decided. Hence, the management of the ramp-up process is vital to the success for producing companies. Advanced methods, concepts and policies are required when it comes to the decision about new product launches. The 3rd International Conference on Ramp-Up Management builds a platform for the interdisciplinary discussion of Ramp-up as a discrete research topic. This time, a special focus will lie on the application of agility concepts in Ramp-up to compete in highly volatile environments. The discussion of new ideas and approaches will be inspired by experts' key note speeches, round tables, and paper presentations.


 The scope of the ICRM 2016 includes the following topics:

  • Complexity management
  • Consumer integration
  • Economical and socio-technical impact
  • Manufacturing processes and start-up
  • Manufacturing systems
  • Agile manufacturing
  • Marketing interface and customer relationship
  • New product development
  • Organizational learning and knowledge management
  • Product innovation and evolution
  • Quality control and inspection
  • Quality management
  • Robotics and automation
  • Supply chain