Theoretical Framework This chapter presents the theoretical framework, which is the basis for the whole study, created from the literature review. Figure 4.The latter describes the desired improvements to be made in order to achieve the next stage. Thus, maturity describes an evolutionary development of a specific capability from an initial stage to a desired or natural final stage. The next phase of the project is to try to identify why the quality of the forecasts is as low as it is, and take actions on how to reduce the consequences of the inaccuracies. However, the data that is derived from the company interviews is not provided for further validation. In he received a prestigious NWO VENI grant to further develop his research into the role of human behaviour in modern operations management. Theoretical Framework This chapter presents the theoretical framework, which is the basis for the whole study, created from the literature review. Figure 3. Analysis The analysis of the empirical data against the theoretical framework is presented in this chapter and the three pre-stated research questions are answered.
In some cases, others from the company attend the interview as well, including representatives from production and purchasing. A conceptualization of the topic in order to define the scope of the review and to identify the keywords for the literature search is conducted.
The result from the survey gives input and direction for the workshop discussions since the data contains information about what problems specific companies suffer from that can be related to the lack of a longterm planning process or if they don t have any of these problems.
Methodology The aim with this chapter is to describe the methodology used throughout the study in order to answer the stated research questions and thereby fulfill the purpose of the thesis.
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