ORION a division of a large aerospace company with 7000 employees.
Evolved from a project organization structure for the matrix structure with prime objectives of utilizing limited recourses effectively and reduce the cost.
Usually they undertake 3-5 large projects and also work on 30-50 small projects.
Higher production cost, low quality, customer dissatisfaction, lack strong project ownership, scope creep are some of the current issues they require to eliminate to successfully complete the new high profile project Jaguar
The organization needs to allocate corporate account manager for each project–
They would focus on and address all of customer’s concern.
Firm need to outsource market research team-
having a market research team the firm will be able specifically to identify current market trends, particular customer requirements and will enable them to cater to those specific customer needs and to decrease the additional cost on unsuccessful products and reduce the product development time.
A separate production manger need to be allocated to focus on the product development process.
Project contingency plan – certain difficulties would rise once a project moves a head so that firm needs to establish a contingency plan in order to overcome the difficulties. e.g. additional resources
According to the above hierarchy project manger will be a vital role in persuading the project activity and have a higher authority
Quality assurance team is directly linked with the electronic system engineers and mechanical system engineers and all of them are monitored and evaluated by the project management program officers therefore there is a strong integration. That supports the organization to produce high quality products that satisfy customer requirements through an efficient planning and controlling structure.
Separate CAM team functions under the marketing department assist to solve the customer issues prominently while building up a long term relationship.
While the ILS team have the capacity of providing customers with product documentation, user manuals and additional training programs.
Changes in the master plan SDR PDR CDR TRR PRR ACTIVITY/TIME 3- 4 YEARS 1 - 3 YEARS Design Review Design & Development Production & Delivery ILS Laboratory Tests and production capability test Environmental Tests Build Production Line + Test Equipment Documentation Production & delivery Training
Electronics System engineer/ Mechanics System engineer
Cross-functional: It brings together different teams who have different functions, so they can work with each other and get things right early and effectively modify the product.
Design time reduction: The plan allows a quicker time for issues with quality that need engineering time and by concentrating on every angle of the design problem concurrently may result in a shortened development cycle.
Optimize Quality: B y spending more time at first in the design cycle and assuring that the choice of concept is optimized, the engineers can strengthen the prospect of delivering a quality product.