Knowledge Based Development in Automotive Industry guided by Lean Enablers for System Engineering
Paper in proceeding, 2015

The Systems Engineering literature acknowledges that the principles of Lean Product Development foster the achievement of higher program performance5. Work has been carried out to explore and capture synergies between traditional System Engineering, Program Management and Lean, which has been described as Lean Enablers for Managing Engineering Programs. Kongsberg Automotive in Kongsberg, Norway has transformed from a traditional product development process to a new knowledge focused process called Knowledge Based Development over a period of three years. This paper addresses the transformation from both a theoretical and practical perspective and maps the supporting tools that constituted a large part of the change. Additionally, the paper addresses the Lean Enablers (LE) that have been affected due to obstacles in transformation and future potential LE which have not yet been reached.

Lean Enablers for System Engineering

Knowledge Based Development

Lean Product Development.


Daniel Stenholm

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Product Development

Henrik Mathiesen

Kongsberg Automotive

Dag Henrik Bergsjö

Buskerud and Vestfold University College

Procedia Computer Science

18770509 (ISSN)

Vol. 44 C 244-253

Subject Categories

Other Mechanical Engineering

Communication Systems

Vehicle Engineering

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology


Driving Forces

Sustainable development



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