LEAN APPROACH TO INTEGRATE COLLABORATIVE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PROCESSES AND DIGITAL ENGINEERING SYSTEMS
DS 68-1: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 11), Impacting Society through Engineering Design, Vol. 1: Design Processes, Lyngby/Copenhagen, Denmark, 15.-19.08.2011
Editor: Culley, S.J.; Hicks, B.J.; McAloone, T.C.; Howard, T.J. & Clarkson, P.J.
Author: Vosgien, Thomas; Jankovic, Marija; Eynard, Benoit; Nguyen Van, Thomas; Bocquet, Jean-Claude
Section: Design Processes
Lean philosophy has proven to have positive results concerning efficiency and reduction of overall process time. Product Development (PD) processes has an important role in the value definition and therefore in the past few years industrialist and researchers have shown a great interest in transferring the lean principles to PD processes; called Lean Product Development (LPD) or Lean engineering. In this paper we propose to address the literature overview of LPD and the difficulties in developing an adequate value system in the implementation process especially with the changes undergone in the development process. Moreover, we propose to expand the definition of the value and related metric system within research study currently ongoing in aircraft industry. Our proposition concerns developing digital tools capabilities while matching them with some design processes. Based on a lean approach, the goal is to demonstrate how this matching can be a value creation driver within the Collaborative Product Development (CPD) of an Integrated Power Plant System, i.e. design and integration of turbojet engine, nacelle, pylon and connected equipments.