Author: Jack V. Michaels,William P. Wood

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471609001

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 413

View: 2084

How to accurately estimate, in advance, the cost of producing products or services by means of the design-to-cost method, which systematically constrains design goals according to available funds. This book shows how to use value engineering, cost estimating, and cost control to devise, and adhere to, realistic cost goals. Touches on techniques from management methods to specific engineering approaches, and provides actual case studies of projects and services that have now become affordable through the application of the design-to-cost method.
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Contemporary Issues and Modern Design Tools

Author: Hamid R. Parsaei,W. G. Sullivan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780412465109

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 497

View: 9730

In the area of computer-integrated manufacturing, concurrent engineering is recognized as the manufacturing philosophy for the next decade.
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A Collaborative Approach to Producibility and Reliability, Second Edition,

Author: John Priest,Jose Sanchez

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420026828

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 456

View: 9556

"Outlines best practices and demonstrates how to desgin in quality for successful development of hardware and software products. Offers systematic applications failored to particular market environments. Discusses Internet issues, electronic commerce, and supply chain."
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Barry W. Boehm's Lifetime Contributions to Software Development, Management, and Research

Author: Richard W. Selby

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047014873X

Category: Computers

Page: 818

View: 5617

This is the most authoritative archive of Barry Boehm′s contributions to software engineering. Featuring 42 reprinted articles, along with an introduction and chapter summaries to provide context, it serves as a "how–to" reference manual for software engineering best practices. It provides convenient access to Boehm′s landmark work on product development and management processes. The book concludes with an insightful look to the future by Dr. Boehm.
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Guidelines to Cost Effectively Manage the Development Process of Complex Products

Author: Salah Ahmed Mohamed Elmoselhy

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498727018

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 218

View: 4691

Since the success of products significantly depends on the quality of product performance, inadequate management of the product design process can lead to improper performance of products that can result in significant long-term business losses. Design for Profitability: Guidelines to Cost Effectively Manage the Development Process of Complex Products presents a design guideline for complex product design and development that enables you to cost-effectively improve the technical performance of your products and consequently improve your competitiveness in the marketplace as well as improve profitability. The book helps you improve the competitiveness of your organization in the market and eventually improve profitability. It presents a mobile robots design guideline based on an empirical study of the mobile robots design process. This is an unprecedented guideline based on the empirical investigation of the internal aspects of the design process of complex products for cost-effectively enhancing the competitiveness in the market. The book also presents a hybrid lean-agile design paradigm for mobile robots. In addition, it points out key approaches and risks to manage the product development process efficiently. In designing complex products and integrated systems, industrial designers face a dilemma of cost-effectively striking a balance between product development time and product performance attributes. This book shows how and when value is added in product design and development through identifying statistically the most and least correlated design activities and strategies to product performance attributes. Introducing a new paradigm in the field of engineering design, the book gives you key approaches to efficiently manage the product development process.
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Author: Rodney D. Stewart,Richard M. Wyskida,James D. Johannes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471305101

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 717

View: 9479

In today's hypercompetitive global marketplace, accurate cost estimating is crucial to bottom-line results. Nowhere is this more evident than in the design and development of new products and services. Among managing engineers responsible for developing realistic cost estimates for new product designs, the number-one source of information and guidance has been the Cost Estimator's Reference Manual. Comprehensive, authoritative, and practical, the Manual instructs readers in the full range of cost estimating techniques and procedures currently used in the fields of development, testing, manufacturing, production, construction, software, general services, government contracting, engineering services, scientific projects, and proposal preparation. The authors clearly explain how to go about gathering the data essential to preparing a realistic estimate of costs and guide the reader step by step through each procedure. This new Second Edition incorporates a decade of progress in the methods, procedures, and strategies of cost estimating. All the material has been updated and five new chapters have been added to reflect the most recent information on such increasingly important topics as activity-based costing, software estimating, design-to-cost techniques, and cost implications of new concurrent engineering and systems engineering approaches to projects. Indispensable to virtually anyone whose work requires accurate cost estimates, the Cost Estimator's Reference Manual will be especially valuable to engineers, estimators, accountants, and contractors of products, projects, processes, and services to both government and industry. The essential ready-reference for the techniques, methods, and procedures of cost estimating COST ESTIMATOR'S REFERENCE MANUAL Second Edition Indispensable for anyone who depends on accurate cost estimates for engineering projects, the Cost Estimator's Reference Manual guides the user through both the basic and more sophisticated aspects of the estimating process. Authoritative and comprehensive, the Manual seamlessly integrates the many functions--accounting, financial, statistical, and management--of modern cost estimating practice. Its broad coverage includes estimating procedures applied to such areas as: * Production * Software * Development * General services * Testing * Government contracting * Manufacturing * Engineering * Proposal preparation * Scientific projects * Construction This updated and expanded Second Edition incorporates all the most important recent developments in cost estimating, such as activity-based costing, software estimating, design-to-cost techniques, computer-aided estimating tools, concurrent engineering, and life cycle costing. For engineers, estimators, accountants, planners, and others who are involved in the cost aspects of projects, the Cost Estimator's Reference Manual is an invaluable information source that will pay for itself many times over.
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Author: Louis Redding,Rajkumar Roy,Andy Shaw

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319499386

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 470

View: 7751

This edited book offers further advances, new perspectives, and developments from world leaders in the field of through-life engineering services (TES). It builds up on the earlier book by the same authors entitled: “Through-life Engineering Services: Motivation, Theory and Practice.” This compendium introduces and discusses further, the developments in workshop-based and 'in situ' maintenance and support of high-value engineering products, as well as the application of drone technology for autonomous and self-healing product support. The links between ‘integrated planning’ and planned obsolescence, risk and cost modelling are also examined. The role of data, information, and knowledge management relative to component and system degradation and failure is also presented. This is supported by consideration of the effects upon the maintenance and support decision by the presence of 'No Fault Found' error signals within system data. Further to this the role of diagnostics and prognostics is also discussed. In addition, this text presents the fundamental information required to deliver an effective TES solution/strategy and identification of core technologies. The book contains reference and discussion relative to automotive. rail, and several other industrial case studies to highlight the potential of TES to redefine the product creation and development process. Additionally the role of warranty and service data in the product creation and delivery system is also introduced. ​This book offers a valuable reference resource for academics, practitioners and students of TES and the associated supporting technologies and business models that underpin whole-life product creation and delivery systems through the harvesting and application of condition and use based data.
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The Holistic Approach

Author: Stephen Armstrong

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521790697

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 325

View: 2200

Practical guide to managing engineering product development, using a holistic approach.
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How to Design for Low Cost, Design in High Quality, Design for Lean Manufacture, and Design Quickly for Fast Production

Author: David M. Anderson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781878072238

Category: Concurrent engineering

Page: 414

View: 1790

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A Structured Approach

Author: Corrado Poli

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080503942

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 424

View: 7002

Design for Manufacturing assists anyone not familiar with various manufacturing processes in better visualizing and understanding the relationship between part design and the ease or difficulty of producing the part. Decisions made during the early conceptual stages of design have a great effect on subsequent stages. In fact, quite often more than 70% of the manufacturing cost of a product is determined at this conceptual stage, yet manufacturing is not involved. Through this book, designers will gain insight that will allow them to assess the impact of their proposed design on manufacturing difficulty. The vast majority of components found in commercial batch-manufactured products, such as appliances, computers and office automation equipment are either injection molded, stamped, die cast, or (occasionally) forged. This book emphasizes these particular, most commonly implemented processes. In addition to chapters on these processes, the book touches upon material process selection, general guidelines for determining whether several components should be combined into a single component or not, communications, the physical and mechanical properties of materials, tolerances, and inspection and quality control. In developing the DFM methods presented in this book, he has worked with over 30 firms specializing in injection molding, die-casting, forging and stamping. Implements a philosophy which allows for easier and more economic production of designs Educates designers about manufacturing Emphasizes the four major manufacturing processes
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Author: David F. Ciambrone

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420046885

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

View: 3373

Taking a new product from the design stage to large-scale production in a profitable, efficient manner can challenge the processes of even the most advanced companies. Lapses in these processes drive up the cost of new products, and hinder their launch into the marketplace. Effective Transition from Design to Production provides an expeditious roadmap that considers every phase of production. It identifies customer requirements, discusses product concept, and covers master scheduling and risk analysis, as well as design considerations, prototypes, and tooling essentials. Among other things, it also explains how to identify and augment facility requirements, initiate production ramp up, evaluate packaging, and institute defect control. Takes an Integrative Approach that Allows Managers to Understand the Big Picture As the author introduces and explains each stage, he also offers guidance as to when to involve outside parties including potential providers of raw materials and subcontractors who may take part in the production and assembly process. He presents the seven stages of the production process— system design, detailed design, manufacturing planning, production readiness, low rate initial production, and production—in sequential order, examining how each one leads to the other. This allows readers to not only grasp the basic concepts crucial for success at each stage, but also to visualize the big picture so that they can anticipate problems, eliminate inefficiency, and make informed managerial decisions.
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Volume 1: The Parametric Approach

Author: Pierre Marie Maurice Foussier

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1846283353

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

View: 2372

Parametric cost estimating, when properly used, is a powerful and cost effective technique. Unfortunately, it is often misunderstood and rejected by many potential users for whom it could be a beneficial tool. An agreement on how to use it and how to recognise its limitations is a major benefit to the cost estimating community. This book presents ways of parametrically forecasting costs and their advantages and disadvantages with examples from the mechanical, software and building industries and discusses most of the mathematical procedures useful for parametrically forecasting costs. Introduces the judgement needed to audit the ways these techniques are used, firstly as a process and secondly as a tool to generate estimates. In Volume 1: 'The Parametric Approach' cost estimating is introduced; the preparation of data before utilization is discussed; the basic concepts of general cost estimating models are examined; the use of cost models is considered and finally, risk analysis is introduced.
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