Methodology of outsourcing design and engineering process

Shuichi Sato, Christoph Roser, Fumiko Kubota, Masaru Nakano

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The paper proposes a methodology to outsource the design and engineering process. The methodology was developed based on our previous experience with production preparation process reengineering, with special emphasis on two technical points: The first point is a visualization technique for the information flow between the design and engineering tasks by using their background relationships. The second point is an integrated technique for the process optimization using the Design Structure Matrix and the skill level bottleneck analysis with a design process simulation. Key findings are shown through applying the methodology to the design management process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication12th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing, INCOM 2006, and Associated Industrial Meetings
Subtitle of host publicationEMM'2006, BPM'2006, JT'2006
PublisherIFAC Secretariat
EditionPART 1
ISBN (Print)9783902661043
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameIFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline)
NumberPART 1
ISSN (Print)1474-6670


  • Business process reengineering
  • Genetic algorithms
  • Global optimization
  • Physical models
  • Probabilistic simulation
  • Process simulation
  • Project management
  • Skill based system
  • Work organization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering


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