An Investigation into Collaboration and Knowledge Managementduring Product Development in the Aerospace and Defence Industry

Richard David Evans, James Xiaoyu Gao, Steve Woodhead, Nick Martin, Clive Simmonds

Abstract

Organisations need to overcome a number of challenges, including improving knowledge management, to ensure competitiveness in today’s global business environment. Product development and engineering design decisions are typically based on the knowledge available within enterprises. An ability to quickly discover and capture this knowledge and communicate with colleagues is required to enable effective outputs. An in-depth industry investigation, conducted within a leading manufacturing organisation in the Aerospace and Defence Industry (ADI), confirmed that knowledge management is only average. Employees would welcome the introduction of new technology to improve knowledge sharing and feel competent to use Web 2.0 and social media technologies. Based on the investigation, an interactive groupware prototype employing collaborative Web 2.0 technologies has been proposed. The prototype will be introduced as a case study to engineers within the collaborating company during product development projects with benefits in productivity and collaborative practices being assessed.

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Evans R., Xiaoyu Gao J., Woodhead S., Martin N. and Simmonds C. (2012). An Investigation into Collaboration and Knowledge Managementduring Product Development in the Aerospace and Defence Industry . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - Volume 1: KMIS, (IC3K 2012) ISBN 978-989-8565-31-0, pages 113-118. DOI: 10.5220/0004111001130118


in Bibtex Style

@conference{kmis12,
author={Richard David Evans and James Xiaoyu Gao and Steve Woodhead and Nick Martin and Clive Simmonds},
title={An Investigation into Collaboration and Knowledge Managementduring Product Development in the Aerospace and Defence Industry},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - Volume 1: KMIS, (IC3K 2012)},
year={2012},
pages={113-118},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004111001130118},
isbn={978-989-8565-31-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - Volume 1: KMIS, (IC3K 2012)
TI - An Investigation into Collaboration and Knowledge Managementduring Product Development in the Aerospace and Defence Industry
SN - 978-989-8565-31-0
AU - Evans R.
AU - Xiaoyu Gao J.
AU - Woodhead S.
AU - Martin N.
AU - Simmonds C.
PY - 2012
SP - 113
EP - 118
DO - 10.5220/0004111001130118