Collaborative Project Management with Supplier Involvement
ABSTRACT Under the trend of lean product development thinking, more parts of a product were out-sourced or off-shored, which brings the challenges of collaboration between core enterprise and its suppliers. Both the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) and its suppliers are moving toward quickly providing better products in shorter time by establishing the virtual enterprise. So, effective and efficient collaboration between them throughout the entire product and project lifecycle is becoming significantly important for the win-win situation. To address this need, a scenario for collaborative project management with supplier involvement is proposed in this article. What and how to collaborate with supplier are proposed as well. The system architecture, and the corresponding function, information, process collaboration methods are developed and implemented in this study. Indeed, it is hoped that the development of such a system for the collaboration of project lifecycle in virtual enterprise will lay the frontier basis for the further research of effective project management within virtual enterprise to pursue the most advanced competitiveness.
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ABSTRACT: Technological advances in the last decade have influenced changes in the design and engineering industries on a global scale. Lean and collaborative product development are approaches increasingly adopted by the industry and seen as the core of product lifecycle management. These trends have created the need for new skilled professionals, and universities should adapt their curricula in response. There is an increased need for academia to work with industry in order to meet these challenges. This article reports on the Parametric Technology Corporation Academic Research Symposium held in April 2011. The topics were centred around understanding the essence of product lifecycle management and its impact on design and engineering education. Furthermore, examples of implementing product lifecycle management and collaborative practices in higher education were presented from the United States and France. This article concludes with a discussion of the recommendations made at the symposium for the future development and support of key skills across university curricula.Concurrent Engineering Research and Applications 03/2014; 22(2):123-134. DOI:10.1177/1063293X13520316 · 0.53 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: The provision of an effective IT support to product development processes still remains an open research question, because of the complexity that is inherent to this area of corporate activity. According to the current state of the art, product lifecycle management (PLM) systems can be considered as important enablers for achieving true coordination and effective management of product development processes. However, few contributions in literature investigate the central issue of understanding how company implementation approaches can mutually interact and can determine the actual effects of PLM introduction.The paper presents a framework for representing PLM implementation effects at three different levels (individual, organizational, and strategic) jointly to an empirical investigation in a major Italian aerospace company.Computers in Industry 04/2012; 63(3):243–251. DOI:10.1016/j.compind.2012.01.004 · 1.46 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Quite often over the last decade, heavy equipment manufacturers are trying to improve their project management performance with the use of effective project management methods. However, the challenges encountered aren’t isolated problems and a systemic approach is required. This paper exemplifies how a systemic approach can be applied to heavy equipment manufacturing project (HEMP) management, through of a multifaceted vision. The findings present in the paper are based on a two-year case study in a metallurgic equipment manufacturing enterprise in China. Based on the analysis of HEMP management problems and the contributions on systemic approach application in project management, the paper enriches existing theory by: (1) interpreting the HEMP management system with the top-down disassembly method; (2) developing the collaborative project management approach with a systems view highlighting the project characteristics management and inter-departmental collaboration; (3) making suggestions for systemic approach application in project management. For practitioners and researchers, the findings are particularly meaningful for manufacturing project management and systemic approach application.Systemic Practice and Action Research 04/2014; 27(2). DOI:10.1007/s11213-012-9261-9 · 0.51 Impact Factor