Analysis of design structure matrix methods in design process improvement

Indra Gunawan

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    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 ei??cient mapping among tasks that is clear and easy to read regardless of size.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)95 - 103
    Number of pages9
    JournalInternational Journal of Modelling and Simulation
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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