9781563271892

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

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  • ISBN13:

    9781563271892

  • ISBN10:

    1563271893

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1998-04-01
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Illustrations
ix(8)
Publisher's Message xvii(4)
Acknowledgments xxi
PART ONE TREMENDOUS GAINS 3(84)
Chapter One The Need for Change
3(12)
Chapter Two Quickening Change
15(14)
Chapter Three The Key to Japanese Success
29(24)
Chapter Four North American Pioneers
53(24)
Chapter Five CE in the European Automobile Industry
77(10)
PART TWO TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES 87(156)
Chapter Six Management in Control of Product Development
87(16)
Chapter Seven Total Quality Control Becomes a Reality
103(20)
Chapter Eight Concurrent Engineering Enhances Design
123(20)
Chapter Nine Easier Production, Fewer Failures
143(24)
Chapter Ten Robust Products for Manufacture
167(18)
Chapter Eleven Concurrent Engineering Is Wasted without CAD/CAM
185(22)
Chapter Twelve Concurrent Engineering Makes Friends with Manufacturing
207(16)
Chapter Thirteen Customer-Driven Vendors
223(20)
PART THREE MAKING IT HAPPEN 243(48)
Chapter Fourteen Starting Concurrent Engineering
243(20)
Chapter Fifteen Managing Concurrent Engineering
263(10)
Chapter Sixteen Surprises and Shorter Product Lives
273(10)
Chapter Seventeen Future Concurrent Engineering
283(8)
Bibliography 291(6)
About the Author 297(2)
Index 299

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