International Journal of Production Economics. Mar95, Vol. 38 Issue 2-3, p3-13. 11p.
CONCURRENT engineering, RAPID prototyping, JUST-in-time systems, TIME to market (New products), ENGINEERING, and UNCERTAINTY
The engineering process provides technical documents. It can be modeled by extending the Walrasian model. Concurrent engineering involves shortening of lead time and life cycle engineering. Shortening of lead rime can be done by choosing an uncertainty level and using an iterative algorithm to determine optimal concurrency. Cost uncertainty can be included by adding contingency. Cost and time uncertainty in a project can be catered for by providing risk buffers. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Yang, Ching-Chow, Chen, Shun-Hsing, and Shiau, Jiun-Yan
International Journal of Production Economics. May2007, Vol. 107 Issue 1, p179-189. 11p.
ENGINEERING, CONCURRENT engineering, RAPID prototyping, and INDUSTRIAL engineering
Abstract: The natural focus of concurrent engineering (CE) and design for X (DFX), as commonly used by manufacturing industry, is on product design or new service development. The present study applies the DFX technique in a CE environment to the planning and design of a new department in a university, and thus develops a comprehensive model for such an undertaking. The model identifies two stages in the overall process: the planning stage and the design stage. The planning stage includes four dimensions, whereas the design stage includes 11 dimensions. The dimensions are interdependent; indeed, the dimensions cannot be implemented separately and sequentially. The model must be implemented in a CE environment. A case study is then presented in which a department of leisure management at a university is established using the model described. The implications of the case study and the final conclusions of the paper are then presented. [Copyright &y& Elsevier]