Integrated use of scenario planning and strategic early warning systems to support product engineering processes

Year: 2012
Editor: Assoc. Prof. Poul Kyvsgaard Hansen, Professor John Rasmussen, Assoc. Prof. Kaj A. Jřrgensen, Assoc. Prof. Christian Tollestrup
Author: Ben Meyer-Schwickerath, Andreas Siebe and Albert Albers
Series: NordDESIGN
Institution: 1: Aalborg University, Denmark; 2: Design Society, United Kingdom
ISBN: 978-87-91831-51-5


In this paper the application of scenario planning and strategic early warning systems is analyzed in the context of product engineering processes (PEP). A review of current literature shows different approaches for the support of certain PEP activities. However, a lack but also a demand for an integrated, overall approach to support PEP is identified. Based on a descriptive case study in four medium sized companies we propose a first prescriptive model for an integrated approach in PEP. The validation of this model is subject to further research and not part of this paper.

Keywords: scenario planning; strategic early warning systems; product engineering process


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