Advertisement

Comparison of Seven Company-Specific Engineering Change Processes

  • M. Wickel
  • N. Chucholowski
  • F. Behncke
  • U. Lindemann
Conference paper

Abstract

The management of engineering changes is an ongoing topic in academia and practice. To define the ideal engineering change process is still a challenge due to the opacity for necessary activities and the lack of efficacious supporting methods and tools. The comparison of seven company-specific engineering change processes gives insights into a detailed activity level of engineering changes in practice. By comparing the processes based on a reference process, commonalities and differences are derived. Coincidental, a generic engineering change reference process was developed, which describes an ideal process with all possible activities and process steps when dealing with engineering changes.

Keywords

Process Activity Engineering Change Preparation Phase Change Request Reference Process 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Aßmann, G. (2000) Gestaltung von Änderungsprozessen in der Produktentwicklung, Diss., München, TU Eckert, C., Clarkson, P. J., Zanker, W. (2004) ‘Change and customisation in complex engineering domains’, Research in Engineering Design, vol.15, no.1, pp. 1-21Google Scholar
  2. Fricke, E., Gebhard, B., Negele, H., Igenbergs, E. (2000) ‘Coping with changes: causes, findings, and strategies’, Systems Engineering, vol.3, no.4, pp. 169-179Google Scholar
  3. Huang, G. Q., Mak, K. L. (1999) ‘Current practices of engineering change management in UK manufacturing industries’, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, vol.19, no.1, pp. 21-37Google Scholar
  4. Jarratt, T., Clarkson, J. (2005) ‘Engineering change’, in Clarkson, J. and Eckert, C. M. (eds.) (2005) Design process improvement, London, Springer, pp. 262-285Google Scholar
  5. Jarratt, T. A. W., Eckert, C. M., Caldwell, N. H. M., Clarkson, P. J. (2011) ‘Engineering change: an overview and perspective on the literature’, Research in engineering design, vol.22, no.2, pp. 103-124Google Scholar
  6. Kissel, M., Lindemann, U. (2013) ‘System Architecture Change Decisions in Multi-variant Product Portfolios’, International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED13. Seoul, KoreaGoogle Scholar
  7. Köhler, C. M. (2009) Technische Produktänderungen: Analyse und Beurteilung von Lösungsmöglichkeiten auf Basis einer Erweiterung des CPM/PDD-Ansatzes, Diss., Univ. SaarbrückenGoogle Scholar
  8. Lindemann, U., Reichwald, R. (1998) Integriertes Änderungsmanagement, Berlin, Springer Maier, A. and Langer, S. (2011) Engineering change management report 2011: Survey results on causes and effects, current practice, problems, and strategies in Denmark, Technical University of Denmark, DTUGoogle Scholar
  9. Pahl, G., Beitz, W., Feldhusen, J., Grote, K.-H. (2007) Engineering design: a systematic approach, London, Springer 136 M. Wickel, N. Chucholowski, F. Behncke and U. Lindemann Rouibah, K., Caskey, K. R. (2003) ‘Change management in concurrent engineering from a parameter perspective’, Computers in Industry, vol.50, no.1, pp. 15-34Google Scholar
  10. Rozenfeld, H., Forcellini, F. A., Amaral, D. C., de Toledo, J. C., da Silva, S. L., Alliprandini, D. H., Scalice, R. K. (2009) Gestão de desenvolvimento de produtos: uma referência para a melhoria do processo, São Paolo, Saraiva Terwiesch, C., Loch, C. H. (1999) ‘Managing the process of engineering change orders: the case of the climate control system in automobile development’, Journal of Product Innovation Management, vol.16, no.2, pp. 160-172Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Wickel
    • 1
  • N. Chucholowski
    • 1
  • F. Behncke
    • 1
  • U. Lindemann
    • 1
  1. 1.Technische Universität MünchenMünchenGermany

Personalised recommendations