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An investigation into collaboration and knowledge management during product development in the aerospace and defence industry

An investigation into collaboration and knowledge management during product development in the aerospace and defence industry

Evans, Richard David, Gao, James Xiaoyu, Woodhead, Steve, Martin, Nick and Simmonds, Clive (2012) An investigation into collaboration and knowledge management during product development in the aerospace and defence industry. In: KMIS 2012 - Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing, Barcelona, Spain, 4-7 October, 2012. SciTePress, pp. 113-118. ISBN 9789898565310

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Abstract

Organisations need to overcome a number of challenges, including improving knowledge management, to ensure competitiveness in today’s global business environment. Product development and engineering design decisions are typically based on the knowledge available within enterprises. An ability to quickly discover and capture this knowledge and communicate with colleagues is required to enable effective outputs. An in-depth industry investigation, conducted within a leading manufacturing organisation in the Aerospace and Defence Industry (ADI), confirmed that knowledge management is only average. Employees would welcome the introduction of new technology to improve knowledge sharing and feel competent to use Web 2.0 and social media technologies. Based on the investigation, an interactive groupware prototype employing collaborative Web 2.0 technologies has been proposed. The prototype will be introduced as a case study to engineers within the collaborating company during product development
projects with benefits in productivity and collaborative practices being assessed.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: KMIS 2012 - Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing, Barcelona, Spain, 4-7 October, 2012
Additional Information: [1] This Short Paper was first presented at the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing, (KMIS 2012), held from 4-7 October 2012 in Barcelona, Spain.
Uncontrolled Keywords: knowledge management, collaboration, product development, information sharing, aerospace manufacturing, Web 2.0, social media
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Engineering
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:23
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/9472

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