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Successful Implementation of Concurrent Engineering Products and Processes

Successful Implementation of Concurrent Engineering Products and Processes

Sammy G. Shina (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-471-28510-6

Dec 1993

271 pages

Select type: Hardcover

$150.00

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Successful Implementation of Concurrent Engineering Products and Processes Edited by Sammy G. Shina Sammy G. Shina's bestselling Concurrent Engineering and Design for Manufacture of Electronics Products demonstrated clearly how concurrent engineering can reduce time to market, improve design and product quality, increase employee activity, lower overall costs, and help boost customer satisfaction. Now, this natural follow-up book demonstrates through the use of case studies how the tools and methodologies of concurrent engineering have been successfully implemented at companies of varying size, scope, product type, and strategy. Professor Shina describes how these companies successfully implemented concurrent engineering through an interdisciplinary team environment and by their adaptation of concurrent engineering's tools and methods to meet their particular needs. In many instances, the case study represents the company's first experience with concurrent engineering. Successful Implementation of Concurrent Engineering Products and Processes serves as a working guide to putting concurrent engineering principles into action. Its unique coverage:
* identifies the elements of both successful and unsuccessful implementations
* teaches engineers how to plan and proceed for success
* demonstrates clear "before and after" comparisons
* features examples from projects at major firms such as Hewlett-Packard, Northern Telecom, Sun Microsystems, and others
The case studies are augmented with detailed advice and techniques for measuring and analyzing product and process development data. Each case study is told by a principal member of the team and presents a brief chronology of the history and events that led to the successful implementation of the concurrent engineering effort and documents its results. Both product and process development projects are outlined, and the case studies represent how actual products and processes met their original goals and objectives. This advanced implementation guide is a must-have resource for every designer and firm that wishes to capitalize on the efficiency and profitability inherent in concurrent engineering.
Concurrent Engineering in New Products and Processes.

QFD Comes to Raychem Corporation: The Story of a Pilot Project.

Concurrent Engineering Delivers on its Promises: Hewlett Packard's 34401A Multimeter.

A Team Approach to Concurrent Engineering: A Case Study.

Concurrent Engineering at Chipcom: Implementation at a Small Corporation.

Concurrent Engineering: Sun Microsystems.

From Specification to Beta Site in Three Months: Concurrent Engineering at Mercury.

Design for Manufacturability at Northern Telecom.

Concurrent Engineering of a Polaroid Camera and Flexible Automation.

JITQC: An Employee-Centered Methodology Designed to Impact Product Quality in an SMT Manufacturing Line.

Improving Manufacturers' Distributor Performance Using QFD.

Measurement System Analysis.

The Use of Information System to Enhance Concurrent Engineering at MA/COM Omnispectra.

Lessons Learned in Concurrent Product and Process Development.

Index.