MANAGEMENT OF PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS THROUGH INTEGRATED MODELING OF PRODUCT AND PROCESS INFORMATION
Editor: Culley, S.J.; Hicks, B.J.; McAloone, T.C.; Howard, T.J. & Cantemessa, M.
Author: Oizumi, Kazuya (1); Kitajima, Kei (1); Yosie, Naoto (2); Koga, Tsuyoshi (1); Aoyama, Kazuhiro (1)
Section: Design Organisation and Management
As complexity of products, specifically mechatronics, increased, management of development project becomes difficult. For better management of product development projects, this paper proposes integrated model of product and process information. Most information on a proposed model is described as Multi Domain Matrix (MDM), which is composed of Domain Mapping Matrix (DMM) and Design Structure Matrix (DSM). Further, to conquer a difficulty acquiring information as a model, this paper proposes methodologies for model based assistance for refinement of a model. To continuously refine a model, the methodologies suggest multiple cyclic processes. Then, computational methods to utilize acquired model is discussed. The proposed methods employ technics on DSM and DMM to deliberate possible candidates of development process, incorporating manageability of design process and resource allocation. As a result, it provides planners with arena to discuss tradeoff between development span and difficulty managing process. Finally, an example on solar boat development project shows plausibility of the proposed methods.