"Outlines best practices and demonstrates how to desgin in quality for successful development of hardware and software products. Offers systematic applications failored to particular market environments. Discusses Internet issues, electronic commerce, and supply chain."
"Praise for the first edition… …bridge[s] the communication gap between the many engineering disciplines involved in the design process….belongs on the desk of every manager who wants to be successful….written in a clear and convincing way."
---Zeitschrift für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik
Product development in the changing global world; product development process and organization; early design - requirement definition and conceptual design; design trade-off and optimization analyses - cost and utility metrics; detailed design - analysis and modelling; test and evaluation - design reviews, rapid prototyping, simulation and developmental testing; manufacturing - strategies, planning and methodologies; logistics, packaging, supply chain and the environment; design for people -human engineering, repairability, maintainability, safety and product liability; producibility design process and practices; reliability design process and practices; simplification, complexity, commonality and preferred; producibility guidelines and analysis; successful producibility methods used in industry; testability - design for test and inspection; reliability design analyses and methods.