Interdependency in coordinating networked maintenance and modification operations

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Interdependency in coordinating networked maintenance and modification operations. / Engelseth, Per ; Törnroos, Jan-Åke; Zhang, Yufeng.

In: Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management , 05.06.2020.

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title = "Interdependency in coordinating networked maintenance and modification operations",
abstract = "Purpose: The purpose of this research is to detect, through applying a process-based view, how to manage economisation of the maintenance and modification operations in offshore petroleum logistics operations. Design/methodology/approach: A single case study of engineering services, more specifically, maintenance and modification service operations, on a Norwegian Sea oil platform reveals the dynamics of building network capabilities in a consistent network structure. Two layers of coordination are studied: the engineering process and its context, represented by its network of interconnected firms. This case study empirically grounds how engineering service involves managing reciprocally interdependent exchange processes in the network structure. Findings: Pooled interdependencies are vital in understanding the nature of service provision and use, and sequential interdependencies are vital in narrating the timing of processes to reveal the nature of process emergence to coordinate strings of production events. Furthermore, the network structure, when characterised by multiple interdependent projects, is also dynamic but at a slower pace. Originality/value: Through the case study, operations management is revealed to be associated with project emergence at two levels: the core process level regarding daily continuous change, including the changing interaction of multiple different and interdependent projects, and the contextual level, where features of interdependency and integration change, affecting engineering service production. This provides guidance as to the economisation of engineering services. They change not only interactions in the flow of production but also its context. ",
keywords = "Engineering management, coordination, integration, interdependencies, modification and maintenance operations, process-focused view",
author = "Per Engelseth and Jan-{\AA}ke T{\"o}rnroos and Yufeng Zhang",
year = "2020",
month = jun,
day = "5",
doi = "10.1108/JMTM-08-2019-0300",
language = "English",
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