PADOK - Study Visit to India 2016
Purpose and goal
With globalization and other megatrends as demographic changes and climate change, more knowledge is needed regarding production in an international perspective. PADOK Study Visit in India 2016 have given an increased knowledge regarding how production is conducted in India, some of the challenges producing companies in that region is facing and how Swedish companies interested in investing in production in India could act to establish themselves in the region.
Expected results and effects
PADOK Study Visit in India 2016 have resulted in an increased understanding regarding challenges connected to international expansion in production, and challenges connected to establishing new production facilities offshore. This knowledge has been communicated to Swedish industry and academia via a white paper.
Planned approach and implementation
The project was performed as a study visit to India for PhD students in the course P02 International Production. Visits were conducted at five (5) manufacturing companies in Sweden, ten (10) manufacturing companies, and two (2) universities in India. The participants were organized into five (5) focus groups: Integrated Product and Production Development, Digitalisation, production processes, Key performance indicators (KPIs) in Production, and Inter-organizational collaboration in order to conduct a deeper analysis of the differences between production in Sweden and India.