Keywords: design for X, performance measurement, DFX, synchronisation, web, internet, product design
Synchronised Design for X platform for performance measurement on the WWW
This paper is concerned with establishing a synchronised Design for X (DFX) platform for various performance measurement (PM) tools that can be used by a variety of users on the Internet to evaluate various product designs, through the standard web browser. Four assistant facilities are contained in the platform. The first one is used to capture the product-related data. The second offers the user the process improvement information. The third provides measurement information of the interaction between process activities and product elements. The last one is an integrative worksheet displaying performance measurement results. To coordinate various users of the system, issues of synchronisation control and conflict resolution are taken into consideration. Finally, a case study is introduced to see how a Design for Disassembly (DFD) tool can be used in the platform with collaborations among users.