Characterising the industrial context of engineering change management

Antti Pulkkinen (Corresponding author), Petri Huhtala, Simo-Pekka Leino, Juha-Pekka Anttila, Ville V. Vainio

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    Engineering changes (EC) and their management (ECM) can be categorized from several points of view. In this paper an EC is mainly considered from the position in lifecycle of the object of change: NPD vs. serial production. The performance aspects of engineering change processes emphasize the balancing of speed of the processes and the communication and assessment of consequent changes. ECM practices are studied by comparing two case companies. The cases indicate ECM is highly related to the organization, history and strategy of a company. The increased efficiency in engineering changes is aspired by streamlined ECM in new product development, while enhanced ECM processes apparently batch ECs for increased overall effectivity. The mutual challenge for the studied companies is that the NPD projects result with a set of change requests for serial production.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProduct Lifecycle Management in the Era of Internet of Things
    Subtitle of host publication12th IFIP WG 5.1 International Conference, PLM 2015, Revised Selected Papers
    EditorsAbdelaziz Bouras, Benoit Eynard, Sebti Foufou, Klaus-Dieter Thoben
    Place of PublicationCham
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-33111-9
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-33110-2, 978-3-319-81430-8
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    Event12th IFIP WG 5.1 International Conference on Product Lifecycle Management, PLM 2015 - Doha, Qatar
    Duration: 19 Oct 201521 Oct 2015

    Publication series

    SeriesIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology


    Conference12th IFIP WG 5.1 International Conference on Product Lifecycle Management, PLM 2015
    Abbreviated titlePLM15


    • Case study
    • Comparison
    • ECM


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