Life Cycle Decision Support Tools: The Use Of Quality Management Techniques In Combating Decision Tool ‘Performance Decay’

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Abstract

Ensuring that global infrastructure keeps pace with the demands of economic growth and human wellbeing is anticipated to result in spend of US$57 trillion (2013-30). Specific to the UK power sector, redesigning the electrical transmission network to support decarbonisation of the economy will result in an estimated spend in the region of US$50 billion (2010-20). The challenge within the infrastructure sector is in ensuring that investment productivity is maximized and the appropriate assets are built. One approach being used to assist in the asset selection are decision support tools (DST) aimed at making the optimum asset choice, by considering a range of costs across the life of the asset. However, there is a gap in ensuring the sustainability of these tools: that is, ensuring that after adoption they continue to offer the same value. The research presented in this paper considers ‘performance decay’ of DST and proposes an approach to ensure they remain ‘fit for purpose’. Our research proposes that adopting a quality management system approach will combat performance decay, and move current DST from ‘static’ to ‘live’ and evolving states. Within this paper a review of literature is provided. Scenarios are used to explore possible changes in performance, and an industry exemplar used to demonstrate the plausibility of performance decay. An approach to address performance decay by embedding quality management systems techniques is introduced.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 7 Apr 2016
EventASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conference & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference: IDETC/CIE 2016 - Charlotte, USA United States
Duration: 21 Aug 201624 Aug 2016

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ConferenceASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conference & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
Abbreviated titleIDETC/CIE 2016
CountryUSA United States
CityCharlotte
Period21/08/1624/08/16

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Decision support
Life cycle
Decay
Quality management techniques
Assets
Quality management system
Industry
Well-being
Productivity
Sustainability
Scenarios
Economic growth
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Lattanzio, S., Newnes, L., McManus, M., & Dunkley, D. (Accepted/In press). Life Cycle Decision Support Tools: The Use Of Quality Management Techniques In Combating Decision Tool ‘Performance Decay’. Paper presented at ASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conference & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Charlotte, USA United States.

Life Cycle Decision Support Tools: The Use Of Quality Management Techniques In Combating Decision Tool ‘Performance Decay’. / Lattanzio, Susan; Newnes, Linda; McManus, Marcelle; Dunkley, Derrick.

2016. Paper presented at ASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conference & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Charlotte, USA United States.

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Lattanzio, S, Newnes, L, McManus, M & Dunkley, D 2016, 'Life Cycle Decision Support Tools: The Use Of Quality Management Techniques In Combating Decision Tool ‘Performance Decay’' Paper presented at ASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conference & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Charlotte, USA United States, 21/08/16 - 24/08/16, .
Lattanzio S, Newnes L, McManus M, Dunkley D. Life Cycle Decision Support Tools: The Use Of Quality Management Techniques In Combating Decision Tool ‘Performance Decay’. 2016. Paper presented at ASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conference & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Charlotte, USA United States.
Lattanzio, Susan ; Newnes, Linda ; McManus, Marcelle ; Dunkley, Derrick. / Life Cycle Decision Support Tools: The Use Of Quality Management Techniques In Combating Decision Tool ‘Performance Decay’. Paper presented at ASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conference & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Charlotte, USA United States.10 p.
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