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Distributed design coordination

Whitfield, R.I. and Duffy, A.H.B. and Coates, G. and Hills, W. (2002) Distributed design coordination. Research in Engineering Design, 13 (4). pp. 243-252. ISSN 0934-9839

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This paper describes a computer-based system called the design management system (DMS) that was developed to manage and coordinate distributed engineering design activity. Issues relating to the control of distributed design coordination are discussed from the context of engineering design. Key features of the DMS as well as proposals for future developments are described. Distributed design activity is coordinated and managed using the DMS within an industrial case study. The DMS demonstrated significant improvements in timeliness when compared with manual process-enactment techniques (64% reduction in process time compared with previous methods). Further potential system improvements are identified relating to operational coordination.

Item type: Article
ID code: 4836
Keywords: distributed design, strategic coordination, concurrent engineering, engineering design, Engineering design, Civil and Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Architecture
Subjects: Technology > Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > Engineering design
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management
Depositing user: Prof Alex Duffy
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2007
Last modified: 20 Oct 2015 17:52

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