Concurrent Engineering in the 21st Century: Foundations, by Josip Stjepandić, Nel Wognum, Wim J.C. Verhagen

By Josip Stjepandić, Nel Wognum, Wim J.C. Verhagen

Presenting the sluggish evolution of the concept that of Concurrent Engineering (CE), and the technical, social equipment and instruments which were constructed, together with the numerous theoretical and useful demanding situations that also exist, this publication serves to summarize the achievements and present demanding situations of CE and may supply readers a finished photograph of CE as researched and practiced in numerous areas of the world.

Featuring in-depth research of advanced real-life purposes and stories, this ebook demonstrates that Concurrent Engineering is used generally in lots of industries and that an identical simple engineering rules is additionally utilized to new, rising fields like sustainable mobility.

Designed to function a important connection with specialists, managers, scholars, researchers, and software program builders, this e-book is meant to function either an advent to improvement and as an research of the radical ways and strategies of CE, in addition to being a compact reference for more matured readers.

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In addition, governance of innovation networks, on internal, firm and external level, needs to be studied. Networks or supply chains that will eventually produce the product need to be designed also with appropriate governance (see also Sect. 4). 4 CE Success and Failure CE, CE*, ESI, and CI are approaches requiring collaboration within and across organizational borders. These approaches present complex problems that require a socio-technical approach in which both the technical and social systems and their interaction are taken into account.

Trienekens their own technical and social knowledge and experiences to the organisation. Commitment, attitude, sentiments, conflicts, autonomous activities are examples of characteristics that influence organisational behaviour. Actual behavior that positively influences organisational performance often is memorized and shaped into normative relationships. The interaction between normative relationships and actual behaviour is called duality [27]. Actual behaviour may shape the normative relationships, while normative relationships shape behaviour.

The needs for CE methods and tools are, however, very different for the various phases of the development process. While much effort is still needed to improve interoperability and transparency for smooth data exchange in later phases, support of collaboration between people, especially in the earlier phases, is still subject to improvement. A CE approach in research, bringing together different disciplines, is needed to generate suitable tools and methods for supporting the earlier phases, characterized by large uncertainty and risks.

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