Characteristics affecting management of design information in the production system design process
2013 (English)In: International Journal of Production Research, ISSN 0020-7543, E-ISSN 1366-588X, Vol. 51, no 11, 3241-3251 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Although it has been argued that the design of production systems is crucial, there is a general lack of empirical studies analysing and identifying resources and capabilities required for an efficient production system design process. One of these resources is the critical role attributed to design information and one such capability is how the design information is managed. To address this research gap, this paper reports the results from two in-depth case studies in the automotive industry focusing on the management of design information in the production system design process. Our results show that design information management needs to be understood as a multidimensional concept having three dimensions: acquiring, sharing and using design information. By focusing on the three dimensions, six characteristics affecting the management of design information when designing the production system are identified. The characteristics are information type, source of information, communication medium, formalisation, information quality and pragmatic information. © 2013 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 51, no 11, 3241-3251 p.
case study, characteristics, information management, manufacturing industry, production system design
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-18368DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2012.755273ISI: 000320692300005ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84879687947OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-18368DiVA: diva2:611282
FunderXPRES - Initiative for excellence in production research