Successful risk management approaches in product development organizations: A case study experience
2014 (English)In: 2014 Proceedings of PICMET '14: Infrastructure and Service Integration, IEEE , 2014, 2243-2253 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This article discusses experiences from case studies conducted at product developing departments in four multinational companies. All organizations are outstanding product developing companies with a long and successful historical background within product development. Therefore it is interesting to understand how these companies deal with risks in their product development processes. The aim of the paper is to find out if the Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) concept supports the need of industrial companies to deal with risks in their product development projects. The results show that DFSS promotes the company needs to some extent. There is a great method support in DFSS regarding how to consider technical risks. On the other hand, all companies included in this study would need more support to highlight the holistic perspective concerning cross functional collaborations, increased communication and avoiding sub-optimizations in development project, a requirement that is not sufficiently supported.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE , 2014. 2243-2253 p.
, Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology, ISSN 2159-5100
Design for Six Sigma, Historical background, Holistic perspectives, Industrial companies, Multi-national companies, Product development organizations, Product development process, Product development projects
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-147243ISI: 000353636302035ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84910110239ISBN: 978-189084330-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-147243DiVA: diva2:729159
2014 Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology - Infrastructure and Service Integration, PICMET'14, 27 - 31 July 2014 2014, Kanazawa, Japan
QC 201502232014-06-252014-06-252015-06-15Bibliographically approved