The Enterprise Integration Issues Encountered with Agile Process Introduction
This paper describes research that explored the issues likely to be encountered when an agile process is introduced into a traditional environment. The methodology used considers strategic, cultural, and process integration issues in the implementation of advanced technologies. The methodology is used to define upstream/downstream process integration issues and impact for the replacement of fixed tooling with reconfigurable flexible tooling for the stretch forming of aluminum sheets in aerospace manufacturing. This reconfigurable tooling technology will be key for enabling the successful production of small lots of sheet metal components at low cost and responsive cycle time in an agile environment.