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Components margins through the product lifecycle

Eckert, Claudia; Earl, Christopher; Lebjioui, Safaa and Isaksson, Ola (2013). Components margins through the product lifecycle. In: Product Lifecycle Management for Society, IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, Springer, pp. 39–47.

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Engineering change is ubiquitous throughout the product lifecycle to meet new requirements or deal with emerging problems in the product.. Components have a certain capacity to buffer the impact of changes before they pass changes on to other components. These buffers are margins on the components which exceed the current requirements. Typically these margins are designed into a product at the beginning and eroded in the course of the design process or during future upgrades. Fundamental design decisions are being taken based on an understanding of the margins available when considering design alternatives. This paper argues that the knowledge and understanding of these margins is the key to managing engineering changes through the product lifecycle. By tracking key product margins a company can assess when an engineering change could lead to costly knock-on effects.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2013 IFIP International Federation for Information Processing
ISBN: 3-642-41500-8, 978-3-642-41500-5
ISSN: 1868-4238
Extra Information: 10th IFIP WG 5.1 International Conference, PLM 2013, Nantes, France, July 6-10, 2013, Proceedings
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Design and Innovation
Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 40100
Depositing User: Claudia Eckert
Date Deposited: 07 May 2014 12:14
Last Modified: 09 May 2019 15:46
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