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Identifying the impact of modeling and simulation in the generation of system level requirements
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
Requirements generation is an influential time in the evolution of the program. It allocates 70% of the life-cycle cost of a program and is responsible for a large percentage of the system errors and cost overruns. This ...
Control of manufacturing processes with MRP II : benefits and barriers in the defense aerospace industry
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
Valuation techniques for commercial aircraft program design
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
This research considers the commercial aircraft design process from the perspective of program value. Whereas traditionally, the conceptual design of aircraft has often focused on minimum weight, or sometimes minimum cost, ...
Spacecraft system-level integration and test discrepancies : characterizing distributions and costs
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
The goal of this research is to characterize the distribution and costs of spacecraft discrepancies found at the system level of integration and test, as well as understand the implications of those distributions and costs ...
Economic incentives in aerospace weapon systems procurement
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998)
Improving enterprise decision-making : the benefits of metric commonality
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
The objective of this research is to identify a new approach in managing, and making internal program-level decisions from, externally tracked performance metrics. Industry observations indicate the increasing challenge ...
Value stream analysis and mapping for product development
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
This thesis explores of Value Stream Analysis and Mapping (VSA/M) as applied to Product Development (PD) efforts. It contains three parts: the background and history of PD VSA/M, a report of the current PD VSA/M practices ...
Product development strategies in evolutionary acquisition
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)