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Can Proactive Obsolescence Management and Innovation go hand in hand during the Conceptual Design Phase of Complex Systems?

Salas Cordero, Sophia Karolina and Vingerhoeds, Rob A. and Baron, Claude and Zolghadri, Marc Can Proactive Obsolescence Management and Innovation go hand in hand during the Conceptual Design Phase of Complex Systems? (2021) In: 18th international Conference on Product Lifecycle Management, 11 July 2021 - 14 July 2021 (Online Event, Brazil).

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Abstract

Innovation is a vital element in the dynamic world we live in, aiming at add-ing value to developing new systems. Obsolescence on the other hand com-prehends the deterioration of the system or component capacity to operate when it is no longer suitable to fulfil the required function, even if it still operates and can be manufactured and supported. As innovative and obsolete products can be seen as opposites, the proactive management of obsoles-cence encompasses the principles of innovation. Obsolescence has so far been mainly addressed from a reactive point of view. Realizing the impact of the conceptual design phase on a system’s life-cycle cost, this paper presents how a model-based system engineering approach, proactively assessing obso-lescence risks, leverages with innovation considerations. In doing so, the pa-per builds on technology readiness levels (TRL) to identify critical compo-nents and innovation considerations. With clearly identified risks, designers can knowingly decide whether to improve a design, by making it robust and resilient, or to accept the risks and develop an obsolescence management plan. The paper is illustrated with an example from the automotive industry.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
French research institutions > ISAE-Supméca – Institut supérieur de mécanique de Paris (FRANCE)
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