Information Management for Complex Product Development
2007 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other scientific)
Due to different engineering background and limited technical prerequisites, trade-offs are needed when managing information in complex product development. The challenges faced with information management for complex product development are as much of organizational as technical character.
Information management has in this thesis been analyzed from both a technical and organizational dimension in order to obtain an integrated view and holistic understanding. The technical dimension focuses on information management systems, such as product lifecycle management systems. An information management system in itself does not solve problems in an organization; it manages at its best all types of business data while storing and retrieving information. In order to succeed, information management needs to be aligned with different needs and with a variety of domain-specific work procedures. The organizational dimension includes organizational structures, work procedures, and the designer and management perspectives on needs and benefits with information management.
Perceived benefits with integrated information management are identified as support for SE, work procedure mapping, use of disciplinary support tools, and data integrity and availability. Five technical and organizational key success factors for efficient information management are presented; usability, integration of information, motivation, information structure and organizational support. It is concluded that structured information, management support and motivation among designers are more important than customization of information management systems in order to achieve integrated information management.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH , 2007. , xii, 43 p.
Trita-MMK, ISSN 1400-1179 ; 2007:09
Information management, complex product development, systems engineering, work procedures, PLM
Computer and Information Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-4466OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-4466DiVA: diva2:12398
2007-08-16, A425, Maskinkonstruktion, Brinellvägen 83, 100 44 Stockholm, 13:15
Regnell, Björn, Docent
Norell Bergendahl, MargaretaRitzén, Sofia
QC 201011122007-07-242007-07-242010-11-12Bibliographically approved
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