publication . Article . 2012

Dynamic simulation for effective workforce management in new product development

M. Mutingi;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Oct 2012 Journal: Management Science Letters (issn: 1923-9335, eissn: 1923-9343, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Growing Science
Effective planning and management of workforce for new product development (NPD) projects is a great challenge to many organisations, especially in the presence of engineering changes during the product development process. The management objective in effective workforce management is to recruit, develop and deploy the right people at the right place at the right time so as to fulfill organizational objectives. In this paper, we propose a dynamic simulation model to address the workforce management problem in a typical NPD project consisting of design, prototyping, and production phases. We assume that workforce demand is a function of project work remaining and...
free text keywords: System dynamics, HF5735-5746, Workforce, Knowledge management, Business records management, New product development
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