Managing product development complexities through restructuring information exchange and adopting configuration principle

Ahm Shamsuzzoha, Petri Helo, Tauno Kekäle

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Abstract

Increased customer demands and stiffer competition forcing manufacturing firms to rapid develop and deliver their products to the markets. Modern products are also become increasingly complicated and incorporating many newer technologies. To comply with these complexities, firms need to harness better ways to tackle the product development (PD) processes. Steps towards faster information exchange and adopting configuration principle could triggers to reduce these complexities. In this paper, generalized concepts and applicability of matrix based tools such as; design structure matrix (DSM), domain mapping matrix (DMM), multi-domain matrix (MDM) are discussed along with the effectiveness of configuration principle. Two examples are presented in order to demonstrate the usefulness and practicality of matrix based tools and configuration scenarios in PD processes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2008
Pages1189-1193
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event2008 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2008 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: Dec 8 2008Dec 11 2008

Other

Other2008 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2008
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period12/8/0812/11/08

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Keywords

  • Configuration process
  • Design structure matrix (DSM)
  • Information exchange

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Shamsuzzoha, A., Helo, P., & Kekäle, T. (2008). Managing product development complexities through restructuring information exchange and adopting configuration principle. In 2008 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2008 (pp. 1189-1193). [4738058] https://doi.org/10.1109/IEEM.2008.4738058