chapter  5
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Investment Decisions at Industrial Start-Up and Ramp-Up: July 2013–June 2016

The launch of production of a new model is always a time of conflict, marked by the collision of contrasting philosophies the projects and the operations. Lots of products, but they've rarely lived up to expectations. Reducing the investment, this saved money and gained about eight months of time for development. Major launches and major disappointments in an Indian market that's very demanding in terms of value for money. Reducing the investment, this saved money and gained about eight months of time for development. On the other side stands the need to validate an industrial system for mass production. The main concern is to ensure the repeatability and stability of a process that manufactures a perfectly controlled quality product every minute at the lowest cost. However, these commando processes would have to be harmonized with the "normal" start-up approaches of the plant — approaches that worked on the assumption that these issues in product definition were completely resolved.