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|Title:||Philosophies for integrated product development|
|Authors:||Nee, A.Y.C. |
|Citation:||Nee, A.Y.C., Ong, S.K. (2001). Philosophies for integrated product development. International Journal of Technology Management 21 (3-4) : 221-239. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJTM.2001.002909|
|Abstract:||Integrated product development occurs when the different disciplines in an enterprise, whether real or virtual, collaborate to design and produce parts. This paper presents a concept and architecture for an Integrated Tele-Cooperative Manufacturing (ITCM) environment. The ITCM concept is a new approach to product development, where parallel interactions among the various disciplines in an enterprise, such as marketing, business, design and production, are organized to establish a time-ordered application of people, methods and tools. This would ensure a thorough understanding of the product and process information that can be shared by all members of the product development team. The ITCM architecture is a new infrastructure that handles heterogeneous data, and integrates software applications using web servers, databases, document conferencing software, operating systems and integration utilities. It consists of a resource manager, a supervisory manager and a database manager who work together to enable concurrent multi-user and multi-application interactions. The ITCM concept and architecture will allow cooperation by people, resources and applications who are geographically distributed to work concurrently on a shared database of the design to produce a part successfully. A pilot ITCM scheme is planned in the Singapore context. It is a joint project with industry and a research institute.|
|Source Title:||International Journal of Technology Management|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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