DEVELOPING A SUPPORT TOOL FOR GLOBAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT DECISIONS
Editor: Marjanovic Dorian, Storga Mario, Pavkovic Neven, Bojcetic Nenad, Skec Stanko
Author: Soendergaard E., Ahmed-Kristensen S.
Section: DESIGN SUPPORT TOOLS
This paper investigates how global product development decisions are made through a multiple-case study in three Danish engineering. The paper identifies which information and methods are applied for making decisions and how decision-making can be supported based on previous experience. The paper presents results from 51 decisions made in the three companies, and based on the results of the studies a framework for a decision-support tool is outlined and discussed. The paper rounds off with an identification of future research opportunities in the area of global product development and decision-making.