MANAGING ENGINEERING CHANGES ALONG WITH NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Weilin Li

Abstract

This proposed research is to develop 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 compete for limited resources with regular NPD activities. The goal is to examine how the size and frequency of NPD as well as ECM, NPD process structure (in terms of overlapping and department interaction), and the policies one organization employs (such as resource using priority and project cancellation policy) affect lead time and productivity of both NPD and ECM. Decision-making suggestions for minimum EC impact are drawn from an overall enterprise system level perspective based on the simulation results.

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Li W. (2009). MANAGING ENGINEERING CHANGES ALONG WITH NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT . In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 4: Special Session DR, (ICEIS 2009) ISBN 978-989-8111-87-6, pages 193-200. DOI: 10.5220/0002193901930200


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@conference{special session dr09,
author={Weilin Li},
title={MANAGING ENGINEERING CHANGES ALONG WITH NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 4: Special Session DR, (ICEIS 2009)},
year={2009},
pages={193-200},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002193901930200},
isbn={978-989-8111-87-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 4: Special Session DR, (ICEIS 2009)
TI - MANAGING ENGINEERING CHANGES ALONG WITH NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
SN - 978-989-8111-87-6
AU - Li W.
PY - 2009
SP - 193
EP - 200
DO - 10.5220/0002193901930200