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Modelling design processes to improve robustness

Modelling design processes to improve robustness

Year: 2006

Editor: S. Vajna

Author: Chalupnik, M- J.; Eckert, C. M.; Clarkson, P. J.

Abstract

The success of any manufacturing company depends ultimately on the effectiveness and efficiency of ist product development. However, "few development projects fully deliver on their early promises" [REP-01] as "much can and does go wrong during during development" [WHE-92]. Although new technologies, new project management tools and information and knowledge management systems all facilitate better execution of big projects. Uncertainty prevails as evident from an invariably high number of big engineering projects that fail to come in on time and on budge ([ELT-98], [EVA-05], [FOR-03], [MAT-03]). The situation is exacerbated by the fact that the ramifications of a project's failure are not only financial; demoralization of employees who have succeeded in delivering their share of the work can also be detrimental to the company's future projects [MAT-03].

Keywords: unvertainty, design process modelling, robust processes

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6th IPD Workshop, 200618.-20.09.2006 The series of bi-annual Workshops on Integrated Product Development (IPD) is organised by the Chair of Information Technologies in Mechanical Engineering at the Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany (Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sándor Vajna). The IPD Workshops are events endorsed by the Design Society. The topic of this workshop is be the need for a "next generation" definition of IPD. In particular, the 6th IPD workshop deals with the following topics: * Working on the 3rd generation...

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