A simulation study of mutual influences of engineering change management process and new product development process

Weilin Li, Young B. Moon

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Abstract

This paper presents a simulation model for assessing the mutual impacts of Engineering Change Management (ECM) process and New Product Development (NPD) process on each other. The discrete-event simulation model incorporates ECM into an NPD environment by allowing Engineering Changes (EC) to compete for limited resources with regular NPD activities. The goal is to examine how the relative size and frequency of NPD as well as ECM, NPD process structure (in terms of overlapping and departmental interaction), and the operational policy of resource using priority that one organization employs affect lead time and productivity of both NPD and ECM. Decision-making suggestions considering EC impacts are drawn from an overall enterprise system-level perspective based on the simulation results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2009 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2009
Pages2940-2950
Number of pages11
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event2009 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2009 - Austin, TX, United States
Duration: Dec 13 2009Dec 16 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings - Winter Simulation Conference
ISSN (Print)0891-7736

Other

Other2009 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2009
CountryUnited States
CityAustin, TX
Period12/13/0912/16/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Li, W., & Moon, Y. B. (2009). A simulation study of mutual influences of engineering change management process and new product development process. In Proceedings of the 2009 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2009 (pp. 2940-2950). [5429230] (Proceedings - Winter Simulation Conference). https://doi.org/10.1109/WSC.2009.5429230