Product Design and Development

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-07-13
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Irwin
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Treating such contemporary design and development issues as identifying customer needs, design for manufacturing, prototyping, and industrial design, Product Design and Development by Ulrich and Eppinger presents in a clear and detailed way a set of product development techniques aimed at bringing together the marketing, design, and manufacturing functions of the enterprise. The integrative methods in the book facilitate problem solving and decision making among people with different disciplinary perspectives, reflecting the current industry toward designing and developing products in cross-functional teams.

Table of Contents

Development Processes and Organizations
Product Planning
Identifying Customer Needs
Product Specifications Appendix Concept -Scoring Matrix Example
Concept Generation
Concept Selection
Concept-Screening Matrix Example
Concept-Scoring Matrix Example
Concept Testing Appendix Estimating Market Sizes
Product Architecture
Industrial Design
Design for Manufacturing
Material Costs
Component Manufacturing Costs
Assembly Costs
Cost Structures
Robust Design Appendix Orthogonal Arrays
Patents and Intellectual Property
Advice to Individual Inventors
Time Value of Money and the Net Present Value Technique
Modeling Uncertain Cash Flow Using Net Present Value Analysis
Managing Projects
Design Structure Matrix Example
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