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Requirement driven knowledge management system design to support automotive product development

Requirement driven knowledge management system design to support automotive product development

Zhang, Pengcheng, Gao, James and Wang, Yinglin (2011) Requirement driven knowledge management system design to support automotive product development. International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management (IJPLM), 5 (2-4). pp. 202-223. ISSN 1743-5110 (doi:10.1504/IJPLM.2011.043188)

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Abstract

This paper describes a methodology for the design of knowledge management (KM) systems to support new product development based on enterprise architecture frameworks (EAFs). The project focuses on IT system specifications generation driven by knowledge users' requirements in the automotive product development processes. Current EAFs have been developed by researchers and practitioners to help enterprises design their information systems based on business objectives and user requirements. However, these frameworks are mainly proposed to manage information and data such as finance, resources, management and engineering documents, not for the increasingly important enterprise knowledge, especially tacit and unstructured knowledge which are intensively important in the new product development process. This project aims to extend the capabilities of the latest enterprise architecture frameworks so that not only data and information, but also enterprise knowledge can be managed. Note that this project focuses on new product development, thus the terminology 'enterprise' in this context is the product development enterprise or a specific design project. Case studies in an automotive company will be presented as well.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: knowledge management, KM, information systems design, enterprise architecture framework, EAF, new product development, NPD, automotive product development, enterprise knowledge,
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Engineering
School of Engineering > Department of Computer & Communications Engineering
School of Engineering > Department of Engineering Systems
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:18
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/7398

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