Product development process scheduling with multi-variable heuristic method

István Groma, Tibor Bercsey

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Abstract

Nowadays, product development processes are typically specified as bounded work processes (as a workflow), and their treatment is performed by PLM systems. One of the benefits of this approach, as implemented by various PLM applications, is that it integrates PDM/EDM, and in some cases PPS, SCM tasks as well. However, development processes are unique and valid in a given context that changes over time. Therefore, it is suitable to use a DSM, through which one can get a more precise picture of the product during the development planning process. This approach supports the modelling of iterations that are quintessential in practice. With the help of genetic algorithm-based optimization, one can find the development schedule with the least duration and cost by changing the schedule of the product elements. As a result, a project plan can be obtained and for each element, the required resources can be assigned. For solving the problem of resource assignment, a heuristic method was worked out where the project plan is fitted to the enterprise resource environment by applying various strategies, focusing on minimizing the duration of the development project.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2008
Event7th Workshop on Integrated Product Development, IPD 2008 - Magdeburg, Germany
Duration: Sep 17 2008Sep 19 2008

Other

Other7th Workshop on Integrated Product Development, IPD 2008
CountryGermany
CityMagdeburg
Period9/17/089/19/08

Keywords

  • DSM
  • Genetic algorithms
  • Product development
  • Resource allocation
  • Task scheduling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Groma, I., & Bercsey, T. (2008). Product development process scheduling with multi-variable heuristic method. Paper presented at 7th Workshop on Integrated Product Development, IPD 2008, Magdeburg, Germany.