concurrent engineering


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concurrent engineering

[kən¦kər·ənt ‚en·jə′nir·iŋ]
(engineering)
The simultaneous design of products and related processes, including all product life-cycle aspects such as manufacturing, assembly, test, support, disposal, and recycling.
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Gu, "Product development process modeling based on information feedback and requirement cooperation," Concurrent Engineering Research and Applications, vol.
This is an example of collaborative concurrent engineering within a discipline: Each activity is done in the context of the other and requires real-time communication in order to be optimal.
Quantitative Analysis, Reasoning and Optimization Methods in CAD/CAM and Concurrent Engineering. Available from: http://www.me.uvic.ca/~zdong/ Accessed on: 10/01/2010
In the early stages of the design process, concurrent engineering considers and includes various product design attributes such as aesthetics, durability, ergonomics, interchangeability, logistics, maintainability, marketability, manufacturability, procurability, reliability, remanufacturability, Safety, schedulability, serviceability, simplicity, testability and transportability.
The program has also seen intangible benefits through the establishment of a true concurrent engineering environment during development, with improved communication and overall team buy-in.
The researchers present a model that explores the relationship among three variables: OEM practices that involve suppliers in design, concurrent engineering practices of the OEM, and OEM assessments of supplier performance.
Concurrent Engineering can be defined as the integration of interrelated functions at the outset of the development process in order to minimize risk and reduce effort downstream in the process, and to better meet customers' needs (5).
The post-integration Kusatsu factory, along with the facilities at Okayama and Mishima will be positioned as the global nucleus for concurrent engineering (in which development and production departments collaborate in new product development), core manufacturing technology development and its application, as well as quality control and technology servicing.
The application includes support for concurrent engineering and complete mapping of the standard CAD model in the PLM application.
I see your journal as a first stage toward true Concurrent Engineering in Electronics Manufacturing.
"Concurrent engineering enabled us to shrink the time needed to get the second and third stages of these lines in operation," noted Wazny.
And, some of the terms get a bit complex: set-based concurrent engineering, staged-freeze specification, point-design approach.

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