Critical factors for the dimensional management system (DMS) implementation in manufacturing industries

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Abstract

This paper presents the critical factors that constitute a successful deployment of the dimensional management system (DMS) methodology in manufacturing industries. DMS refers to a process by which the whole integrated product development (i.e. conception, design, manufacturing and inspection) is systematically defined and monitored to meet predetermined dimensional quality goals. A deep research on academic literature was performed to raise 26 factors considered critical for a successful DMS implementation. Professionals who work in this area were surveyed about the importance of each factor, both in a conceptual view and degree of application of this same factor according to their experience. The survey was conducted in two different approaches to provide a clear comparison between these two contrasting aspects. After that, a management model that considers the top-rated factors obtained from the survey results, analysed by statistical multidimensional tools, is proposed. The factor importance/application ranking is a preliminary model which aims at offering a starting point for researchers concerned in continuing this analysis or to offer a guide for industries interested in this methodology.

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Teoi, A.Y., Anholon, R., da Silva, D. et al. Critical factors for the dimensional management system (DMS) implementation in manufacturing industries. Int J Adv Manuf Technol 88, 1053–1063 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00170-016-8824-9

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Keywords

  • Manufacturing
  • Dimensional management system
  • Factor analysis
  • Survey