Process-driven Product Development - Managing Manufacturing Requirements
Paper in proceedings, 2004
This paper focus on the management of manufacturing requirements and more specifically how requirements can be structured in a requirements engineering tool. The different types of requirement structures play an important role in concurrent development, where involved actors (e.g. design and manufacturing engineers) need to view the manufacturing requirements from different perspectives. The general aim with this paper is to narrow the gap between the product and the process domain, resulting in better decisions and requirements fulfilment. The study demonstrates that manufacturing requirements could be structured according to either the product domain (e.g. functional or physical structures) or manufacturing domain (e.g. process or resource structures). The different structures and their applicable manufacturing requirements have been implemented in a commercial requirements engineering tool. These, have in turn been reviewed by experienced manufacturing and design engineers at a Swedish car manufacturer during focus group sessions. Finally, advantages and disadvantages with each structure are discussed. As an example, information from the development of a passenger car cockpit is used.