Organizing specialty competence in product development - the case of robust design methodology
Paper in proceeding, 2013

Organizations everywhere are striving to improve quality of their offerings while simultaneously decreasing environmental impact. To continuously improve, there is a need to organize specialty competences within such areas in product development. The aim of this paper is to explore practices for a group representing a specialty competence assisting them in supporting product development. This paper focuses on robust design methodology as a specialty competence. A case study at a large Swedish organization shows that integration of specialty competence requires practices in product development process that seeks knowledge and expertise of these specialists.

product development

robust design methodology

Specialty competence


Vanajah Siva Subramaniam

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics

Ida Gremyr

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Quality Sciences

20th International Annual EurOMA Conference, 7-12 June 2013, Dublin

978-1-905254-74-3 (ISBN)

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