CURRENT INDUSTRIAL PRACTICES FOR RE-USE OF MANUFACTURING EXPERIENCE IN A MULTIDISCIPLINARY DESIGN PERSPECTIVE
To a large extent, experiences gained during manufacturing, does not appear to have enough impact on new generation products in manufacturing industry. The inherent difficulties may be explained by the multi disciplinary character of the problem together with the fact that experiences are not used in the same context as where these are captured. In an empirical survey within two manufacturing companies, feedback and re-use mechanisms are studied amongst personnel from manufacturing operations, manufacturing engineering and design engineering. Results indicate that whether or not formal processes for experience management, work methods in multi-disciplinary teams and IT systems support exist or not, the effectiveness is not as high as desired.