The Application of the IFM Framework and FIDD Method on an Industrial Cigarette Filter Maker

DS 103: Proceedings of the 22nd International DSM Conference (DSM 2020), MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, October 13th - 15th 2020

Year: 2020
Editor: Harold (Mike) Stowe; Tyson R. Browning; Steven D. Eppinger; Jakob Trauer
Author: Krüger, Merlin Frederik; Zorn, Stefan; Wichmann, Robert Lawrence; Gericke, Kilian
Series: DSM
Institution: University of Rostock, Germany; Swinburne University, Australia
Section: Integration Architectures
Page(s): 10
DOI number: 10.35199/dsm2020.19
ISBN: 978-1-912254-12-5


In seeking to retrofit decade old production systems, there is often the need to re-analyse many facets of the system as previous assessments and past assumptions must be validated or amended. The following paper presents the system modelling and analysis of an industrial cigarette filter maker. The matrix based Integrated Function Modelling (IFM) Framework was applied to model six design entities to create a comprehensive system understanding. The derived system model was subsequently analysed using the Function Integrity Diagnosis and Documentation (FIDD) method to identify risk to system function. Through the unique use-case discussed in this paper, new insights for improvement of the modelling approach and analysis method are identified. This paper concludes with actionable recommendations for improved application of the IFM Framework and FIDD method.

Keywords: Design Structure Matrix, Integrated System Modelling, Design Methods


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