Background of project problem
Denel Dynamics is a well established Engineering company, specializing in the design and
production of missile and other electronic devices. Development at Denel Dynamics
continuously improves along with new technology, knowledge and resources. It is extremely
difficult to align development and production in such a dynamic environment. This implies that
planning for future production, while still designing and developing the product, is almost
impossible. The result of this could cause unstable panning baselines leading to waste of
resources, labor and material. A solution to stabilize planning is urgently needed.
Goal and Scope of Project
Denel Dynamics’ aim is to make the interaction between the Engineering and Production
Departments as effective as possible. The result would be improved future production planning
and help managing the point in time to transfer the Bill of Materials, BOM, between
departments. A model must be created which could contribute to the proposed solution. This
will enable intelligent future production planning taking instabilities and risks from Engineering
into account and managing part maturity to determine when a BOM could be transferred.
Thesis (B Eng. (Industrial and Systems Engineering))--University of Pretoria, 2010.