Concurrent Engineering: Shortening Lead Times, Raising Quality, and Lowering Costs

Concurrent Engineering: Shortening Lead Times, Raising Quality, and Lowering Costs

by John R. Hartley

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Concurrent Engineering: Shortening Lead Times, Raising Quality, and Lowering Costs by John R. Hartley

By simultaneously examining the concerns of design, production, purchasing, finance, and marketing from the very first stages of product planning, concurrent engineering makes doing it right the first time the rule instead of the exception. This should be the first book managers read when they are ready to eliminate waste in the product development process.An introductory handbook, it gives managers 16 clear guidelines for achieving concurrent engineering and contains abundant case studies of Japanese, U.S., and European company success stories.The book also:Defines the concurrent engineering task force as a full-time, multidisciplinary unit of operation.Discusses the necessary interdependence of concurrent engineering, Quality Function Deployment, Total Quality Control, and CAD/CAM.Shows how concurrent engineering can be structured to fit your company and used to gain flexibility and efficiency.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781351458351
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/20/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 330
File size: 6 MB

Table of Contents

  1. The Need for Change
  2. Quickening Change
  3. The Key to Japanese Success
  4. North American Pioneers
  5. CE in the European Automobile Industry
  6. Management in Control of Product Development
  7. Total Quality Control Becomes a Reality
  8. Concurrent Engineering Enhances Design
  9. Easier Production, Fewer Failures
  10. Robust Products for Manufacture
  11. Concurrent Engineering is Wasted without CAD/CAM
  12. Concurrent Engineering Makes Friends with Manufacturing
  13. Customer-Driven Vendors
  14. Starting Concurrent Engineering
  15. Surprises and Shorter Product Lives
  16. Future Concurrent Engineering

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