Analysis of Engineering Change Based on Product Development Network
Engineering change is an important and complex activity for manufacturing enterprises. In order to improve the efficiency of engineering change, designers should pay different attentions to different nodes of product development network. In that case, a method of classifying the nodes was proposed. First, we proposed a method to cluster the nodes based on design structure matrix; then, we analyzed the indexes for evaluating the importance of nodes and studied the method of classifying the nodes of product development network; finally, the experiment of managing a type of motorcycle engine was employed to validate our method and it showed the correctness of the proposed method.
Z. W. Gong et al., "Analysis of Engineering Change Based on Product Development Network", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 314-316, pp. 1607-1611, 2011