This work offers a step-by-step approach to the overall concurrent engineering (CE) development process, presenting both fundamental principles and advanced concepts, while focusing on rapid product development and cost-effective designs. The book also provides an introduction to Cost Driven Design, with specific examples on how to minimize expenses by understanding the basis of product costs. The process of concurrent engineering is explained from initial planning to production start-up.
Table of Contents
Concurrent engineering background; concurrent engineering - fundamentally changing the overall process; how to form a concurrent engineering team; selection of key techniques and methodologies; selection of tools; market focus your design; developing cost sensitive products; quality focused design; developing time management; fitting the pieces together.