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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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