Title: Restructuring design processes for better information exchange

Authors: A.H.M. Shamsuzzoha

Addresses: Department of Production, University of Vaasa, P.O. Box 700, FI-65101, Finland

Abstract: Today|s competitive business environments are changing dramatically owing to growing customer demands and higher technological innovation. The success or failure of any enterprise depends fully on how quick it can respond to customer demands and adapt to newer technology. The adoption of matrix-based tools such as design structure matrix, domain mapping matrix, multi-domain matrix could enhance the information exchange among product development (PD) activities that are required for rapid deliver to market. In this paper, one example is presented in order to demonstrate the applicability of different matrix tools to control information dependencies among PD processes.

Keywords: communication patterns; design structure matrix; domain mapping matrix; enterprise development; information exchange; multi-domain matrix; product development; product design; design process.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMED.2009.026081

International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, 2009 Vol.7 No.3, pp.299 - 313

Published online: 26 May 2009 *

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