Evaluation of Engineering Changes Based on Variations from the Model of PGE – Product Generation Engineering in an Automotive Wiring Harness

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

Year: 2022
Editor: Mario Štorga, Stanko Škec, Tomislav Martinec, Dorian Marjanović
Author: Albert Albers (1), Moritz Magnus Altner (1,2), Simon Rapp (1), Benjamin Valeh (2), Hans Redinger (2), Roland Winter (2)
Series: DESIGN
Institution: 1: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany; 2: Mercedes-Benz AG, Germany
Section: Design Support Tools and Methods
Page(s): 303-312
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.1017/pds.2022.32
ISSN: 2732-527X (Online)


Engineering change management is a central part of the product development process. This paper investigates how variations from the PGE - Product Generation Engineering can improve the evaluation of engineering changes from the wiring harness. Engineering changes that occur in an automotive wiring harness development process are analysed in a case study, evaluated in expert interviews with regard to the risk and effort connected to the implementation and compared to the types of variations. Additional influencing factors are discussed. The variations provide an indication on risk and effort.

Keywords: engineering change, change management, design evaluation, automotive wiring harness, product generation engineering (PGE)

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