As industries adopt consumer-focused product development strategies, they should offer broader product ranges in shorter design times and the processes that can manufacture in arbitrary lot sizes. In addition, they would need to apply state-of-the-art methods and tools to easily conduct early product design and development trade-off analysis among competing objectives. Methods in Product Design: New Strategies in Reengineering supplies insights into the methods and techniques that enable implementing a consumer-focused product design philosophy by integrating design and development capabilities with intelligent computer-based systems.
The book defines customer focused design and discusses ways to assess changing demands and sources, and delves into what is needed to successfully manufacture goods in a demanding market. It reviews proven methods for assessing customer need. Then, after showing how changing needs impact the reengineering of products, it explains how change can be efficiently achieved. It details how IT advances and technology support customer-focused product development, discusses cutting-edge mass customization principles that maximize cost-effective production, and illustrates how to implement effective predictive maintenance policies.
Methods in Product Design: New Strategies in Reengineering provides methods, state-of-the-art technologies, and new strategies for customer-focused product design and development that allow organizations to quickly respond to the demanding global marketplace.
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About the Author
Dr. Ali Kamrani is an Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering, Director of the Industrial Engineering Graduate Program Studies and the founding Director of the Design and Free Form Fabrication Laboratory at the University of Houston in Texas.
Table of Contents
Sustainable Design, Pratheep Ayyampe rumal , Ranjit Vinu, Ibrahim Zeid, Sagar Kamarthi, and Tucker J. Marion
Cellular Manufacturing Systems, Yaowu Zhang
An Overview of Computer-Aided Design, Ali K. Kamrani, PhD, PE
Selection of Parameters for CAD-VR Data Translation, Abdulaz iz M. El-Tamimi, Emad S. Abouel Nasr, and Mustufa H. Abidi
A Semi-Integration System of CAD and Inspection Planning of Standard Manufactured Features, Emad S. Abouel Nasr, Abdulrahman Al-Ahmari, and Osama Abdulhameed
Tumor Geometrical Deformation Modeling, Maryam Azimi, Ali K. Kamrani, and Emad Samir Abdelghany
Product Variety and Manufacturing Complexity, Ali K. Kamrani, PhD, PE
A Simulation-Based Methodology for Manufacturing Complexity Analysis, Ali K. Kamrani, Arun Adat, and Maryam Azimi
Optimizing Supply Chain Network Design, Mohammed Hussein Hassan and Haitham Abbas Ahmed Mahmoud
Shutdown Maintenance Scope of Work Assessment Model (SWAM): Model for Reducing Shutdown Maintenance Costs and the Loss of Production at Continuous Process Industries, Adel Al-Shayea
Machine Failure Time Detection through Product Defects, Hazem J. Smad