Techniques for Mapping, Analyzing and Improving Complex Multifunctional Product Development Processes
The objective of this work is to develop methods to map and improve the Aeroelasticity SIPOC process at Bombardier Aerospace. Existing methods and techniques for process mapping will be considered to develop a process framework which will be adapted to perform analysis and provide improvements to the process. Analysis techniques will be applied to detect redundant, duplicated or misaligned process activities. Results will provide means to assess and evaluate the discrepancies between the actual and desired processes. Solutions will be developed to reduce these discrepancies to obtain a smoother, leaner and faster process. The process map to be built consolidates different viewpoints of the process and the engineering knowledge to reflect the interdependencies and the information flow throughout the process. This will contribute to improvement of the structural awareness across different functions that contribute to the process, thus foster more effective coordination of the work. Application of the process suggestions that will given as the deliverable of the project will allow faster and leaner development process through (1) better scheduling of tasks and resource allocation (2) a more streamlined PO process.