Enhancing product development through a dynamic information interchange approach

Ka Man Lee, H. C.W. Lau, B. P.K. Leung, G. T.S. Ho, King Lun Tommy Choy

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In today's increasingly competitive environment, firms are experiencing growing pressure to reduce the product development lead time to meet market expectations. In this paper, a Responsive Product Development System (RPDS), which is used to model the product development process and the components of the process with object technology, introduces a dynamic product information schema characterized by its ability to provide design practitioners with a product data exchange standard, thus transforming data to information and then knowledge. To validate the feasibility of the proposed schema, a case study has been conducted in a plastic product factory based on the suggested approach. Following feedback from these companies, a further review of the design of the proposed system has been conducted to ensure efficient information flow across the heterogeneous computing environment. A measure of loss to society associated with RPDS in product development time is also included as a system evaluation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5197-5222
Number of pages26
JournalInternational Journal of Production Research
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2006


  • Case-based reasoning
  • Extensible markup language
  • Object-oriented modelling
  • Product data exchange
  • Product development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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