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Implementing systems engineering in new product development at Benchmark Electronics

Groot, D.J.A. de (2023) Implementing systems engineering in new product development at Benchmark Electronics.

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Abstract:This thesis examines the benefits of Systems Engineering (SE) for Benchmark Electronics and proposes a SE program for Benchmark Almelo. SE is a multidisciplinary approach for designing and managing complex systems that is increasingly important in the high-tech sector. The primary research question is how SE can be effectively implemented in new product development at Benchmark. A literature review identifies the project life cycle stages and the role of SE in designing complex systems. Analysis of Benchmark's project life cycle model and existing engineering processes reveals a need for a new SE program to integrate and make existing SE elements more explicit. Interviews with project managers and a survey confirm the importance of good communication, collaboration, traceability, thorough documentation, requirements management, and SE's responsibility for ensuring quality. The research concludes with presenting a new vision for SE at Benchmark, an updated view of Benchmark’s project life cycle model, and a formalized SE. Finally, it introduces the necessary next steps for implementing the new SE program.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Benchmark Electronics, Almelo, The Netherlands
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Subject:50 technical science in general
Programme:Industrial Design Engineering MSc (66955)
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