Emerald Fulltext Archive Database 1994-2005
Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Production Engineering, Mining and Metallurgy, Traffic Engineering, Precision Mechanics
Focuses on the benefits of actually carrying out the tenets ofsimultaneous, or concurrent, engineering on a project. The advantagesare not explained in purely theoretical fashion but rather, arepresented with factural data and experiential retrospect. TheHewlett-Packard (HP) 34401A Multimeter not only represents abreakthrough in its market and specifications, but also a radicalimprovement in the product development process and subsequentmanufacturing processes required to bring it to the marketplace in atough global economy. Shows how HP integrates tools such as DFMA, QFD,and activity-based-costing into the concurrent engineering process togive the customer what he really wants at a competitive price. Lowermanufacture and assembly techniques, lower cost and higher reliabilityis being achieved.
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