Research on Coordination Strategy of New Product Development Teams Based on Task Overlapping
Open Journal of Business and Management (OJBM)
coordination. On this basis, this paper
proposed the upstream and downstream ability level functions. The down stream’s rework
function was given based on the influence of the random modify of the upstream.
Furthermore, a coordination
model is constructed in order to minimize the total development time.
Correspondingly, the optimal
start time, coordination times and coordination time interval are calculated.
The effectiveness of the model is verified by an enterprise example. The paper
found that coordination
can effectively reduce downstream rework. The characteristics of development tasks and downstream task interdependence
have important effects on the optimal coordination strategy.