A smart performance measurement approach for collaborative design in Industry 4.0

Yin, Yuanyuan and Qin, Sheng-feng (2019) A smart performance measurement approach for collaborative design in Industry 4.0. Advances in Mechanical Engineering, 11 (1). p. 168781401882257. ISSN 1687-8140

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Abstract

Industry 4.0, the fourth industrial revolution, focuses on intelligent and smart manufacturing. This article investigates a smart design performance measurement approach, which can be utilized to support performance measurement implementation during a collaborative design process. First, we develop a smart product design framework with Industry 4.0 enabling technologies to support key design stages in an iterative fashion. Second, based on this framework, we propose a smart design performance measurement approach to potentially support a smart product design project management via its performance management. Third, we adapt our existing design performance measurement, for a traditional design environment into a smart design environment at its early stage to test its feasibility. This approach features integration of a flexible performance measurement setup, a multi-feedback design performance measurement mechanism and a multiple design performance measurement results presentation which allows the design performance measurement approach to produce flexible and customized operations by connecting design performance measurement with the stage-based design objectives, balancing design performance measurement feedbacks through interoperability between collaborative design team members and providing real-time design performance measurement results to guide design activities. An empirical industrial evaluation case study indicates that the proposed design performance measurement approach can support design team members in improving their collaborative design performance.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Industry 4.0, collaborative design, performance measurement system
Subjects: W200 Design studies
W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2019 16:00
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 07:04
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/38055

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