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Organisational Management of Project and Technical Knowledge Over Fleet Lifecycles

Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 81-95, 2008

16 Pages Posted: 10 Feb 2011  

William P. Hall

University of Melbourne - Melbourne School of Engineering; Kororoit Institute

Garry Richards

Imag Australia Pty Ltd

Carl Sarelius

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Bill Kilpatrick

Monash University - Faculty of Engineering

Date Written: June 1, 2008

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Knowledge Management, Project Lifecycle Management, Shipbuilding, Engineering Failure, Enterprise Architecture, Information Technology, Structured Authoring

JEL Classification: O14, O33, L21, L23, L69

Suggested Citation

Hall, William P. and Richards, Garry and Sarelius, Carl and Kilpatrick, Bill, Organisational Management of Project and Technical Knowledge Over Fleet Lifecycles (June 1, 2008). Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 81-95, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1757353

William P. Hall (Contact Author)

University of Melbourne - Melbourne School of Engineering ( email )

185 Pelham Street, Carlton, Victoria 3053
Melbourne, Victoria 3010
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://www.orgs-evolution-knowledge.net

Kororoit Institute ( email )

127 Power Street
St Albans, Vic. 3021
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://kororoit.org

Garry Richards

Imag Australia Pty Ltd ( email )

P.O. Box 355
Pennant Hills, New South Wales 1715
Australia

HOME PAGE: http://www.imag.com.au

Carl Sarelius

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Bill Kilpatrick

Monash University - Faculty of Engineering ( email )

Wellington Road
Victoria, Roodepoort 3145
Australia
0412520572 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://bill.kilpatrick@monash.edu

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