Concurrent Engineering Fundamentals: Integrated Product and Process Organization v. 1
This book describes the fundamentals of concurrent engineering and explains the basic principles on which this subject is founded. Integrated product and process organization encompasses identifying and evaluating product development practices, eliminating wastes and rework, decomposing tasks, and adding product values. Concurrent Engineering Fundamentals, discusses these elements, as well as the emerging concept of a virtual enterprise, breaking down boundaries and taking a holistic overview of life-cycle management. Chapters cover: Manufacturing Competitiveness; Life-Cycle Management; Process Reengineering; Concurrent Engineering Definitions; Cooperative Work Teams; System Engineering; Information Modeling; The Whole System; and Product Realization Taxonomy.
By reading this book, you will learn: techniques to bring new products to market faster; ways to discover your company's strengths and weaknesses through value engineering; how to use information modeling to capture the invariant of CE environments; ways to employ systems engineering to achieve gold successes; and how to make quantum improvements in productivity, quality, cost-effectiveness, design for X-ability, responsiveness, and customer satisfaction.