Knowledge Reuse during New Product Development: A Study of a Swedish Manufacturer

DS 116: Proceedings of the DESIGN2022 17th International Design Conference

Year: 2022
Editor: Mario Štorga, Stanko Škec, Tomislav Martinec, Dorian Marjanović
Author: Dag Raudberget, Paraskeva Wlazlak
Series: DESIGN
Institution: J
Section: Design Information and Knowledge
Page(s): 773-780
DOI number:
ISSN: 2732-527X (Online)


As organisations grow, consequences of poor knowledge management are evident for new employees in product developing companies. The problem of leveraging existing knowledge between development projects and departments is still relevant. This paper presents an industrial case study of a traditional manufacturing company and extends prior research addressing the reuse of organisational knowledge in new product development. The paper outlines barriers that hinder effective reuse of codified engineering knowledge and suggest means to overcome those barriers by using A3-reports in the PLM-system.

Keywords: knowledge management, knowledge sharing, product lifecycle management (PLM), product development, case study

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