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Assessing the challenges of managing product design change through-life

Morris, Ashley, Halpern, Marc, Setchi, Rossitza ORCID: and Prickett, Paul William ORCID: 2016. Assessing the challenges of managing product design change through-life. Journal of Engineering Design 27 (1 - 3) , pp. 25-49. 10.1080/09544828.2015.1085498

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Whole-life support for complex products requires coordinated action. Existing shortcomings of the design change management process currently operated within key UK engineering sectors are identified and discussed. The challenges that must be met in order to better satisfy the need for accurate product information across an integrated supply chain are presented. The role that information technology must play in achieving greater efficiency is developed. Recommendations are made in the form of 10 requirements to guide future design change management strategies. It is intended that implementation of these requirements will enable and improve the provision of product-related information so that it more accurately reflects the current configured status of the products. The aim is to facilitate and support enhanced product maintenance, effectiveness and utilisation.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures
Uncontrolled Keywords: information management, change processes, design management, interfacing to manufacturers
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0954-4828
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Date of Acceptance: 18 August 2015
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2024 04:50

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