Distributed Engineering of Automotive Manufacturing Machines under the Foresight Vehicle Programme

West, Andrew, Harrison, Robert, Weston, Richard, Monfared, Radmehr, Vera, Daniel, Thomas, David, McLeod, Charles, Wilkinson, Michele, Lee, S. M., Qin, Sheng-feng and Ong, Min Huey (2002) Distributed Engineering of Automotive Manufacturing Machines under the Foresight Vehicle Programme. Journal of Materials and Manufacturing. ISSN 1946-3979

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.4271/2002-01-0467


A method to enable the impact of a novel component-based approach to the implementation of production machinery design and build processes from the perspectives of the manufacturing engineering partners within the automotive industry is reported in this paper. The assessment method is based upon the representation (using CIMOSA-based constructs) and simulation (using the ithink™ software package) of the activity, actor and event relationships between distributed partners when involved in a global engine manufacture program. Assessment is vital to ensure that the impact of any novel approach is appreciated in terms and metrics that are consistent with the current operational and interaction paradigms. Without this information is it extremely difficult for the engineering partners to appreciate the impact of changes on their roles, responsibilities and profits and hence determine a roadmap and timescale for the adoption of the changes associated with the novel technology.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a technical paper presented at the SAE 2002 World Congress and Exhibition.
Subjects: H300 Mechanical Engineering
W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Design
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2014 09:24
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 19:34
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/15899

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