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Type: Journal article
Title: Analysis of design structure matrix methods in design process improvement
Author: Gunawan, I.
Citation: International Journal of Modelling and Simulation, 2012; 32(2):95-103
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Issue Date: 2012
ISSN: 0228-6203
1925-7082
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Indra Gunawan
Abstract: In this paper, design structure matrix (DSM) methods are presented to manage design iteration or rework which is inherent in the design process. Three DSM methods: path searching, powers of the adjacency matrix, and reachability matrix methods are discussed. Their advantages and disadvantages with respect to the project scope are summarized. As a case study, DSM methods are implemented to reduce the design iteration or rework in a complex engineering project. The main advantage of the DSM methods over traditional project management tools such as CPM or Gantt chart is in compactness and ability to present an organized and efficient mapping among tasks that is clear and easy to read regardless of size.
Keywords: Design process; design structure matrix; partitioning; project management; scheduling
Rights: Copyright status unknown
RMID: 0030042053
DOI: 10.2316/Journal.205.2012.2.205-5377
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