Paper: "Enterprise Integration of Product Development Data: Systems Science in Action," August 2007




Staley, Scott M. and Warfield, John

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Taylor & Francis, 2007


"The work program of complexity (WPOC), stemming from systems science, was applied by a large cross-functional team of Ford engineers and system developers in the mid-1990s as an enabler to create an enterprise-wide information system known as the C3P system. This brief descriptor refers to a CAD/CAE/CAM/PIMS system, applied to design, engineer, and manufacture automobiles; and further to provide product information across and beyond the entire enterprise, extending into the supplier and customer base. The design foundation of the C3P system retains its utility today. The only system changes have arisen from technological upgrades which are independent of the original design strategy." Author Posting. (c) Taylor & Francis, 2007. This is the author's version of the work. It was posted here by permission of Taylor and Francis for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Enterprise Information Systems, Volume 1 Issue 3, August 2007. doi:10.1080/17517570701507685 (


Manuscript: typescript. 17 pgs. 8.5" 11" (21.59 cm x 27.94 cm)


Warfield, John N., Cross-functional teams, Enterprise information system design, System design, Enterprise Integration, Enterprise software systems, Project management, Work Flow, Work Program of Complexity (WPOC)


Enterprise Information Systems, Volume 1 Issue 3, 269