A SIMULATION MODEL FOR MANAGING ENGINEERING CHANGES ALONG WITH NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Weilin Li, Young B. Moon

Abstract

This paper presents a process model for managing Engineering Changes (ECs) while other New Product Development (NPD) activities are being carried out in a company. The discrete-event simulation model incorporates Engineering Change Management (ECM) into an NPD environment by allowing ECs to share resources with regular NPD activities. Six model variables - (i) overlapping, (ii) NPD departmental interaction, (iii) ECM effort, (iv) resource constraints, (v) arrival rate, and (vi) resource using priority - are explored to identify how they affect lead time and productivity of both NPD and ECM. Decision-making suggestions for minimum EC impact are then drawn from an overall enterprise system level perspective based on the simulation results.

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in Harvard Style

Li W. and B. Moon Y. (2009). A SIMULATION MODEL FOR MANAGING ENGINEERING CHANGES ALONG WITH NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT . In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-8111-86-9, pages 13-18. DOI: 10.5220/0001852200130018


in Bibtex Style

@conference{iceis09,
author={Weilin Li and Young B. Moon},
title={A SIMULATION MODEL FOR MANAGING ENGINEERING CHANGES ALONG WITH NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,},
year={2009},
pages={13-18},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001852200130018},
isbn={978-989-8111-86-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,
TI - A SIMULATION MODEL FOR MANAGING ENGINEERING CHANGES ALONG WITH NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
SN - 978-989-8111-86-9
AU - Li W.
AU - B. Moon Y.
PY - 2009
SP - 13
EP - 18
DO - 10.5220/0001852200130018