Methods and Tools for Knowledge Sharing in Product Development

Document type: Bookchapters
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Marco Bertoni, Christian Johansson, Tobias Larsson
Title: Methods and Tools for Knowledge Sharing in Product Development
Book: Innovation in Product Design: From CAD to Virtual Prototyping
Year: 2011
Volume: 1
Pagination: 37-53
Editor: Monica Bordegoni, Caterina Rizzi
ISBN: 978-0857297747
Publisher: Springer
City: New York
URI/DOI: 10.1007/978-0-85729-775-4_3
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Engineering - Dept. of Mechanical Engineering (Sektionen för ingenjörsvetenskap - avd. för maskinteknik)
School of Engineering S- 371 79 Karlskrona, School of Engineering S- 371 79 Karlskrona
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Language: English
Abstract: The emerging industrial business partnerships, which feature cross-functional and cross-company development efforts, raise the barrier for the establishment of effective knowledge sharing practices in the larger organization. This chapter aims to highlight the role of knowledge as a key enabler for effective engineering activities in the light of such emerging enterprise collaboration models. Knowledge Enabled Engineering (KEE) is presented as an approach to enhance the extended organization’s capability to establish effective collaboration among its parts, in spite of different organizational structures, technologies or processes. KEE is analysed in its constituent parts, highlighting areas, methods and tools that are particularly interesting for leveraging companies’ knowledge sharing capabilities.
Subject: Mechanical Engineering\General
Keywords: Knowledge sharing, methods, tools, product development