Due to increased customer demands and shortened product life cycles, industrial mass-producers receive an increasing amount of customer requests. The requests have various degree of complexity requiring engineering change of existing products or development of new products depending on the nature of the request. Managing this process is termed customer-driven Product development (PD). In order to increase process performance, a fitting activity-based process model should be utilized. However, existing process models do not consider this special case of integration between collaborative PD and customer-initiated engineering change management. Thus, the purpose of this study is to explore customer-driven PD to develop new insights into an increasingly relevant PD process. The paper includes an embedded case study including a large industrial mass-producer and its customers. The paper contributes to existing research proposing a process model for customer-driven PD adding new knowledge to PD research.
|Conference||2013 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management|
|Location||Swiss Hotel le Concorde|
|Period||10/12/2013 → 13/12/2013|