Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: 1,2, Anglia Ruskin University, course: Systems and Operations Management, language: English, abstract: The production of the A380 aircraft ran two years behind schedule, causing financial losses, bad reputation and disappointment. To make decisions for future improvements and strategies, the situation has been analysed for management purposes.
This report addresses the current situation and the causes of the problems by covering systems, operations and other important factors. It gives recommendations for improvement for these areas as well as for people, technological and organisational issues.
It is shown that even a multinational company such as Airbus suffers from stultifying problems, using different systems at their plants or internal rivalries amongst top managers. Complex operations and dispersed plants further hampered the project.
Finally it is recommended for Airbus, to integrate operations and systems in a better way, to introduce new systems to all plants and to ease organisational structures.