Integrated Product Development Best Practices

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These are organized under various topic headings. Each bullet point identifies a separate publication.

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Content:

  1. Concurrent Engineering & the Design for Manufacturability (DFM) Philosophy
  2. Performing Team Building and Training
  3. Justification of DFM
  4. Management Involvement in DFM / IPD
  5. Quality Tools for DFM
  6. Computer Aided Technologies Applied To DFM
  7. Design for Assembly
  8. Applying DFM / Concurrent Engineering at the Conceptual and Preliminary Design Phase
  9. Applying DFM to Specific Manufacturing Processes
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1. Concurrent Engineering & the Design for Manufacturability (DFM) Philosophy

  • Comparing design philosophies
  • DFM as a preventative tool
  • The DFM / marketing interface
  • Organizing and implementing a Virtual Product Development initiative
  • Comparing concurrent product definition using DFM with traditional sequential product development.
  • Approach to improving and streamlining the product development process.
  • Organizing product development teams.
  • How to involve the supplier and gain certification.
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2. Performing Team Building and Training

  • Getting an IPT team started
  • Establishing guidelines for evaluating DFM tools.
  • Selecting an appropriate product for a pilot project.
  • Defining quantifiable IPD/DFM objectives consistent with corporate goals.
  • Developing an approach to training cross functional IPD teams
  • Selling top management on the benefits of DFM.
  • The relationship of human factors to DFM.
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3. Justification of DFM

  • Defining the impact of DFM on costs other than labour and materials
  • How to establish a relationship between cost and product volume.
  • Methods to determine relevant costs.
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4. Management Involvement in DFM / IPD

  • Defining a framework for DFM management architecture.
  • Conducting best practice analysis.
  • Management information required for concurrent engineering.
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5. Quality Tools for DFM

  • The Demming process management cycle
  • Incorporating customer requirements during design.
  • Structuring process plans and production plans for quality.
  • The role of Quality function deployment.
  • Techniques for quality problem solving and decision making.
  • Cost of quality calculations.
  • The relationship of DFM and experimental design.
  • Identifying key performance measures.
  • Design for reliability.

Risk assessment and management.

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6. Computer Aided Technologies Applied To DFM

  • Using standard parts and components.
  • Applying group technology to DFM.
  • Minimizing part variation.
  • Designing for minimum number of parts.
  • Designing multifunctional parts.
  • Developing modular designs.
  • Minimizing models and mockups.
  • Minimizing component handling.
  • CAD/ CAM / DFM integration.
  • DFM / ERP information requirements for mechanical products.
  • Applying artificial intelligence in DFM.
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7. Design for Assembly

  • The relationship between DFA and concurrent engineering
  • Reducing the number of parts in an assembly.
  • Creative thinking in DFA
  • Design for serviceability and end use.
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8. Applying DFM / Concurrent Engineering at the Conceptual and Preliminary Design Phase

  • Impact of initial design concepts.
  • Evaluating the manufacturability of conceptual designs.
  • DFM and producibility assessment tools.
  • Human factors issues for product design.
  • Geometric tolerancing structure for concurrent engineering.
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9. Applying DFM to Specific Manufacturing Processes

  • Finishing and coating.
  • Fastening and joining.
  • Materials selection and characteristics.
  • Electronics assembly.
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