COLLABORATIVE ENGINEERING – ISSUES AND EVIDENCE FROM INDUSTRIAL PRACTICE
A lot of challenges needs to be managed when it comes to Collaborative Engineering in today’s product developing industries. This paper describes investigations in the field of Collaborative Engineering as well as German’s automotive, aviation and plant engineering industries, regarding those special problems. After describing issues and obstacles to smooth collaboration with the according theoretical background, process and method requirements (PMR) will be introduced. Finally, the conducted empirical survey CE-Study 2009 as well as the key findings and possible interpretations are presented.