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The Shift from a Component-based to a Systems Engineering Approach for Electrical and Electronic Product Engineering at International Truck and Engine Corporation 2002-01-3084

This paper discusses the guiding philosophy, industry standards, and process and organizational elements utilized by International to shift to a systems engineering approach, within a ‘pull-through’ supply structure. The importance of requirements management in systems engineering, and associated methods are also discussed. The paper also highlights tools and techniques that support systems engineering. Additionally, the benefits of systems engineering are contrasted with the consequences of component-centric product engineering.


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