PESTLE Framework Analysis
Analysis of the commercial and economic context using appropriate management techniques:
1.Analysis of the external environment using the PESTLE framework in order to establish the current and future factors that might impact this market. Comment on your key findings and on the potential impacts.
2.A review of the key competitor companies that are already competing in the electric scooter/motorcycle market (e.g. company size, product range, capabilities, locations etc.
Project planning using appropriate management techniques:
3.A Gantt chart showing the key activities necessary for the development of a newelectric scooter/motorcycle design, showing the key phases and review points.
4.A risk matrix showing the potential risks that could impact the completion of the project and a review of possible contingency / mitigating actions.
Appreciation of frameworks of relevant legal requirements and the need for high levels of professionalism and ethical conduct:
5.A review of the project scope and the proposal to manufacture and assemble overseas for potential issues associated with;
Health and safety
6.An explanation of the ethical principles expected of a professional engineer and a discussion of how these principles might be demonstrated in this type of project (with examples).
LO1 - Appraise the commercial and economic context of engineering processes [IMechE_S1] LO2 - Select and apply appropriate management techniques. [IMechE_S2]
LO2 - Select and apply appropriate management techniques. [IMechE_S2
LO3 – Demonstrate awareness of the framework of relevant legal requirements governing engineering activities including; personnel, health, safety, and risk (including environmental risk and sustainable development issues). IMechE_S4 and S3]
LO4 – Appraise and debate the need for a high level of professional and ethical conduct in engineering including [IMechE_S5] addressing intellectual property and contractual issues.
Checklist of the submission requirements for the Coursework:
Analysis and comments on the external environment using the PESTLE framework.
An overview of the key competitor companies within this market.
A Gantt chart for the development of a new electric scooter/motorcycle design
A review of potential risks that could impact the completion of the project.
A review of the project for potential sustainability, H&S, IP, personnel issues.
An explanation of ethics and its application within this type of project.
A UK motorcycle manufacturer produces a range of petrol engine motorcycles for sale through a dealer network throughout the UK. They currently source the engines and some other components from a Chinese supplier. They design the motorcycle and manufacture some components as well as assemble the products in-house. Having seen the emerging electric scooter and motorcycle market expansion, they now wish to quickly move into this market as well. As they are already at full manufacturing capacity at their UK site, they propose to design and develop the product in the UK but will use their Chinese supplier’s electric motor and seek to manufacture and assemble the electric powered models in an overseas facility.
As part of evaluating this new product opportunity, they want you to analyse the commercial and economic situation, plan a project to develop a new design, and evaluate the project activities for potential issue and ethics.