A simulation model for managing engineering changes along with new product development

Weilin Li, Young B. Moon

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4 Scopus citations

Abstract

This paper presents a process model for managing Engineering Changes (ECs) while other New Product Development (NPD) activities are being carried out in a company. The discrete-event simulation model incorporates Engineering Change Management (ECM) into an NPD environment by allowing ECs to share resources with regular NPD activities. Six model variables - (i) overlapping, (ii) NPD departmental interaction, (iii) ECM effort, (iv) resource constraints, (v) arrival rate, and (vi) resource using priority - are explored to identify how they affect lead time and productivity of both NPD and ECM. Decision-making suggestions for minimum EC impact are then drawn from an overall enterprise system level perspective based on the simulation results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICEIS 2009 - 11th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, Proceedings
PublisherINSTICC Press
Pages13-18
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9789898111845
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
EventICEIS 2009 - 11th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Milan, Italy
Duration: May 6 2009May 10 2009

Publication series

NameICEIS 2009 - 11th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, Proceedings
VolumeISAS

Other

OtherICEIS 2009 - 11th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityMilan
Period5/6/095/10/09

Keywords

  • Discrete-event simulation
  • Engineering change management
  • New product development
  • Process modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management

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