Organisational Management of Project and Technical Knowledge Over Fleet Lifecycles
William P. Hall
University of Melbourne - Melbourne School of Engineering; Kororoit Institute
Imag Australia Pty Ltd
affiliation not provided to SSRN
Monash University - Faculty of Engineering
June 1, 2008
Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 81-95, 2008
Complex engineered products are all knowledge intensive. It is crucial for suppliers and operators of such “fleets” of equipment to manage and minimise product costs and risks. Many schedule delays, cost overruns, accidents, excessive operating costs, and premature product failures result from ineffective management of product data, information, and knowledge. This paper reviews solutions based on integrating structured authoring and product lifecycle management systems and data warehousing implemented by a large project engineering and management organisation and the development of an alliance organisational form to support the product to reduce costs, risks and hazards through comprehensive and coherent management of project data, information and knowledge.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 16
Keywords: Knowledge Management, Project Lifecycle Management, Shipbuilding, Engineering Failure, Enterprise Architecture, Information Technology, Structured Authoring
JEL Classification: O14, O33, L21, L23, L69Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: February 10, 2011
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