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An overview of manufacturing knowledge sharing in the product development process

An overview of manufacturing knowledge sharing in the product development process

Gao, Xiaoyu ORCID: 0000-0001-5625-3654 (2018) An overview of manufacturing knowledge sharing in the product development process. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 232 (13). pp. 2253-2263. ISSN 0954-4054 (Print), 2041-2975 (Online) (doi:

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This paper provides an overview of reported research relevant to the management of manufacturing related knowledge and highlights the sharing of knowledge in the product development process. Previous research and concepts reported by international researchers and examples of the research projects carried out by the authors’ research teams will also be introduced. Publications reviewed are in the scope of information, communication and knowledge management technologies in product development and manufacturing. Some key concepts and issues in knowledge management are introduced first, as a foundation for the remainder of the review. The different approaches to knowledge management and knowledge sharing, and the different types of knowledge and key issues in the product development process are discussed. Then manufacturing knowledge and its application in the product development is reviewed. The focus is given to the discussion of the approaches to sharing manufacturing knowledge relating to the product development process and indicating the future challenges and research directions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Knowledge Management; Knowledge Sharing; Manufacturing Knowledge; Product Development; Information and Communication Technologies
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Design, Manufacturing and Innovative Products Research Theme
Faculty of Engineering & Science > School of Engineering (ENN)
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2020 23:35
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None

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