An approach for testing the feasibility of decomposing interdependent design tasks for concurrent engineering

Hamdi Bashir*, Khalid AlZebdeh, Jamil Abdo

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Abstract

Concurrent engineering process is characterized by executing a large number of interdependent project tasks. One effective way of managing such tasks is to decompose them into groups. However, not all tasks are decomposable. Without the need to apply a decomposition method, this paper describes a simple quantitative approach to test whether an underlying pattern of relationships exists between interdependent design tasks, such that they may be rearranged into groups. In addition, a grouping efficiency index for predicting the goodness of the best possible obtainable decomposition is introduced. The proposed approach and the grouping index were applied to simple hypothetical projects and a sample project adapted from the literature. Both the approach and the grouping index are proved to be powerful yet very easy to use.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEM 2007
Subtitle of host publication2007 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
Pages973-978
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event2007 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2007 - , Singapore
Duration: Dec 2 2007Dec 4 2007

Publication series

NameIEEM 2007: 2007 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management

Other

Other2007 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2007
Country/TerritorySingapore
Period12/2/0712/4/07

Keywords

  • Concurrent engineering
  • Decomposition
  • Design structure matrix
  • Design tasks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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