WIT Press


Digital Pattern Product Development: A Pattern-driven Approach For Improving The Bidding Process In Rail Transport Systems

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR140391

Volume

135

Pages

10

Page Range

475 - 484

Published

2014

Size

546 kb

Author(s)

D. Sanzari, B. Brunetti & V. Torrieri

Abstract

The planning and construction of a rail transportation system requires the implementation of several tasks where a major role is assumed by enterprises which have to pre-design, design and produce/build in detail any element of a rail system (i.e. infrastructure, signalling system and rolling stock). Currently, different divisions of a company perform different tasks or sub-tasks without adopting any (or sometimes only a partial) integrated approach in the various phases of product development. Our proposal, based on the case study of the multinational enterprise Ansaldo STS, is to develop a digital pattern approach for product development which consists of adopting an integrated approach in all phases of the industrial process in order to avoid redundancy and duplication in working phases, and lost times in redesign and in information retrieval. The proposed approach is based on a web platform which allows information sharing among the different phases of project implementation and data (know-how) concerning past projects. Finally, the approach is applied to design the signalling system for a conventional metro system. Keywords: signalling system design, knowledge management, industrial process development, industrial product development.

Keywords

signalling system design, knowledge management, industrial process development, industrial product development.