Integrated use of scenario planning and strategic early warning systems to support product engineering processes
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
Institution: 1: Aalborg University, Denmark; 2: Design Society, United Kingdom
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.