First Advisor

Van Dusen, Donna

Second Advisor

Buschang, Heinz

College

College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

MS Management

School

School of Management

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Number of Pages

56 pages

Abstract

The change management system at a manufacturing company is a bottleneck to the new product release cycle, causing numerous product releases to be delayed resulting in lost revenue and financial impact to the business. The change management system was developed when the company was small. As the company grew, the change management system could no longer meet the demand placed on it. The action research model establishes the issues that have created the symptoms. Data collection and analyzes using value-stream mapping and questionnaires determines that the process is inefficient and does not have the capacity required to sustain new product development levels. An intervention technique redesigns the process to greatly improve its efficiency.

Date of Award

Fall 2005

Location (Creation)

Denver, Colorado

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