Product development process optimisation with heuristics methods

T. Rick, I. Groma, T. Bercsey

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Abstract

Product development processes are specified as bounded work tasks. It is advised to use design structure matrices for process representation, through which the relationships between tasks during the development can be revealed. This approach supports modeling of iterations, which are quintessential in practice. With a genetic algorithm a semi optimal task schedule (in both: cost and duration) can be found. Another important problem of development process planning is to assign resources fairly to tasks in order to get a fine parallelization. For solving this, a heuristic algorithm was introduced where the resource planning is done by combining various strategies in order to minimize the duration of the development project.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings DESIGN 2008, the 10th International Design Conference
Pages229-236
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2008
Event10th International Design Conference, DESIGN 2008 - Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: May 19 2008May 22 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings DESIGN 2008, the 10th International Design Conference

Other

Other10th International Design Conference, DESIGN 2008
CountryCroatia
CityDubrovnik
Period5/19/085/22/08

Keywords

  • DSM
  • Product development
  • Resource allocation
  • Task scheduling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software
  • Modelling and Simulation

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    Rick, T., Groma, I., & Bercsey, T. (2008). Product development process optimisation with heuristics methods. In Proceedings DESIGN 2008, the 10th International Design Conference (pp. 229-236). (Proceedings DESIGN 2008, the 10th International Design Conference).