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Characterising the industrial context of engineering change management

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Details

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProduct Lifecycle Management in the Era of Internet of Things
Subtitle of host publication12th IFIP WG 5.1 International Conference, PLM 2015, Doha, Qatar, October 19-21, 2015, Revised Selected Papers
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Pages618-627
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783319331102
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventINTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PRODUCT LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Volume467
ISSN (Print)1868-4238

Conference

ConferenceINTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PRODUCT LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT
Period1/01/00 → …

Abstract

Engineering changes (EC) and their management (ECM) can be categorized from several points of view. In this paper an EC is mainly considered from the position in lifecycle of the object of change: NPD vs. serial production. The performance aspects of engineering change processes emphasize the balancing of speed of the processes and the communication and assessment of consequent changes. ECM practices are studied by comparing two case companies. The cases indicate ECM is highly related to the organization, history and strategy of a company. The increased efficiency in engineering changes is aspired by streamlined ECM in new product development, while enhanced ECM processes apparently batch ECs for increased overall effectivity. The mutual challenge for the studied companies is that the NPD projects result with a set of change requests for serial production.

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Keywords

  • Case study, Comparison, ECM

Publication forum classification

Field of science, Statistics Finland