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Analysis and Derivation of Recommendations for a Governance Structure for the Improvement of Global Collaboration in the Factory Planning Department of the Marquardt Group

  • This bachelor thesis examines the topic of global collaboration. The work was done in cooperation with the Marquardt Group, to work on an internal analysis within their Factory Planning department. The goal is to define recommendations for the improvement of the governance structure within this department. This thesis answers the following two main questions: Why does the Factory Planning need improvement in their governance structure? How can they improve their collaboration on a global level? In order to answer these questions, the following work looks at different factors within the department. The work starts with a theoretical overview about the topics of collaboration, communication and corporate governance. After learning more about these topics, the next part explains the analysis of the current state within the department. For this, the usage of two different types of models happens. First, the usage of a Target Operating Model to gain an overview about the internal state within the headquarter. The second analysis is a survey, in the form of a questionnaire that addresses three different groups globally. Therefore, the generation of three different views happens. Based on these analyses, the thesis states the gaps in the global collaboration. Following is the definition of recommendations to try to improve the structure. With the help of this thesis the company can than work on the gaps, to move toward their desired state of collaboration.

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Author:Jasmin Bühler
Advisor:Wolf-Dietrich Schneider
Document Type:Bachelor Thesis
Year of Completion:2023
Granting Institution:Hochschule Furtwangen
Release Date:2023/02/27
Tag:Communication; Controlling; Factory Planning; Global Collaboration; Governance
Page Number:84
Degree Program:IBW - Internationale Betriebswirtschaft
Functional area:Production, Operations and Supply Chain Management
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich geschützt