An integrated fuzzy approach for information technology planning in collaborative product development


Arsenyan J., BÜYÜKÖZKAN FEYZİOĞLU G.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION RESEARCH, vol.54, no.11, pp.3149-3169, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00207543.2015.1043032
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.3149-3169

Abstract

Collaborative product development (CPD) processes are generally based on technological infrastructures. Various information technologies (IT) are proposed every day to facilitate collaboration, integration, co-design and co-development processes. In this highly uncertain environment, a systematic methodology is essential to plan the IT infrastructure needed to start and maintain a collaborative process. This study offers an integrated IT planning methodology combining fuzzy quality function deployment, fuzzy axiomatic design and fuzzy rule-based systems. The methodology is tested in a CPD case and the outcome presents an improvement path for IT for each of the collaborative parties.