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Knowledge management in the engineering design environmentThe Aerospace and Defense industry is experiencing an increasing loss of knowledge through workforce reductions associated with business consolidation and retirement of senior personnel. Significant effort is being placed on process definition as part of ISO certification and, more recently, CMMI certification. The process knowledge in these efforts represents the simplest of engineering knowledge and many organizations are trying to get senior engineers to write more significant guidelines, best practices and design manuals. A new generation of design software, known as Product Lifecycle Management systems, has many mechanisms for capturing and deploying a wider variety of engineering knowledge than simple process definitions. These hold the promise of significant improvements through reuse of prior designs, codification of practices in workflows, and placement of detailed how-tos at the point of application.
Document ID
20060044147
Document Type
Conference Paper
External Source(s)
Authors
Briggs, Hugh C.
Date Acquired
August 23, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 2006
Subject Category
Structural Mechanics
Meeting Information
47th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics,and Materials Conference(Newport RI)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
designs
knowledge management
product lifecycle management