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A knowledge sharing framework for improving the testing processes in global product development

A knowledge sharing framework for improving the testing processes in global product development

Zammit, Joseph Paul, Gao, Xiaoyu and Shah, Satya (2014) A knowledge sharing framework for improving the testing processes in global product development. In: Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXVIII. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR2014). Southampton Solent University, Southampton, UK, pp. 77-82. ISBN 9780992695842 ISSN 2053-3373

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Abstract

Manufacturing companies tend to improve their market position by being first in the market place. One way to achieve this is to reduce the time taken for new products to be designed, tested and validated so that they can reach customers before the competition. This project investigates the organizational and managerial factors that contribute to the time spent on the testing of new products during development at a UK manufacturing plant. This paper first presents the evolution of the manufacturing industry, followed by a brief explanation of the investigation carried out which consisted of three sections, i.e., observations and process modelling, utilization metrics, and a questionnaire-based investigation, from which a proposed framework to improve and reduce the product development time cycle is presented. This project’s main focus is towards the improvement of the utilisation of product testing facilities and the links to its main internal stakeholders - the product development engineers.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXVIII. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR2014)
Additional Information: [1] Paper presented and included in Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR2014), incorporating the 29th National Conference on Manufacturing Research, held 9-11 September 2014, Southampton Solent University, Southampton, UK.
Uncontrolled Keywords: product development, product validation and testing, knowledge management
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
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Last Modified: 30 Jan 2017 15:11
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/12834

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