Integrated Product Development/Concurrent Engineering (IPD/CE)
INTEGRATED PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT BEST PRACTICES
Listed below are publications which provide hands-on practical approaches to implementing Virtual Integrated Product Development, Concurrent Engineering, and Design for manufacturability.
These are organized under various topic headings. Each bullet point identifies a separate publication.
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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.
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.
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.
4. Management Involvement in DFM / IPD
- - Defining a framework for DFM management architecture.
- - Conducting best practice analysis.
- - Management information required for concurrent engineering.
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.
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.
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.
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.
9. Applying DFM to Specific Manufacturing Processes
- - Machining.
- - Forming.
- - Finishing and coating.
- - Fastening and joining.
- - Materials selection and characteristics.
- - Electronics assembly.
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