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Title: Knowledge management in the engineering design environment
Authors: Briggs, Hugh C.
Keywords: designs
knowledge management
product lifecycle management
Issue Date: 1-May-2006
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2006.
Citation: 47th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics,and Materials Conference, Newport, Rhode Island, May 1-4, 2006.
Abstract: The Aerospace and Defense industry is experiencing an increasing loss of knowledge through workforce reductions associated with business consolidation and retirement of senior personnel. Significant effort is being placed on process definition as part of ISO certification and, more recently, CMMI certification. The process knowledge in these efforts represents the simplest of engineering knowledge and many organizations are trying to get senior engineers to write more significant guidelines, best practices and design manuals. A new generation of design software, known as Product Lifecycle Management systems, has many mechanisms for capturing and deploying a wider variety of engineering knowledge than simple process definitions. These hold the promise of significant improvements through reuse of prior designs, codification of practices in workflows, and placement of detailed how-tos at the point of application.
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