Successful Implementation of Concurrent Engineering Products and Processes Edited by Sammy G. Shina Sammy G. Shina's bestselling Concurrent Engineering and Design for Manufacture of Electronics Products demonstrated clearly how concurrent engineering can reduce time to market, improve design and product quality, increase employee activity, lower overall costs, and help boost customer satisfaction. Now, this natural follow-up book demonstrates through the use of case studies how the tools and methodologies of concurrent engineering have been successfully implemented at companies of varying size, scope, product type, and strategy. Professor Shina describes how these companies successfully implemented concurrent engineering through an interdisciplinary team environment and by their adaptation of concurrent engineering's tools and methods to meet their particular needs. In many instances, the case study represents the company's first experience with concurrent engineering. Successful Implementation of Concurrent Engineering Products and Processes serves as a working guide to putting concurrent engineering principles into action.
Its unique coverage: * identifies the elements of both successful and unsuccessful implementations* teaches engineers how to plan and proceed for success* demonstrates clear "before and after" comparisons* features examples from projects at major firms such as Hewlett-Packard, Northern Telecom, Sun Microsystems, and others The case studies are augmented with detailed advice and techniques for measuring and analyzing product and process development data. Each case study is told by a principal member of the team and presents a brief chronology of the history and events that led to the successful implementation of the concurrent engineering effort and documents its results. Both product and process development projects are outlined, and the case studies represent how actual products and processes met their original goals and objectives. This advanced implementation guide is a must-have resource for every designer and firm that wishes to capitalize on the efficiency and profitability inherent in concurrent engineering.
About the Editor Sammy G. Shina, PE, BSEE, BSM, MSCS, is Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. Professor Shina has spent 22 years in high technology companies developing new products and state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies. His experience ranges from product and process design to management of electronics and metal fabrication, assembly, test, and the introduction and management of CAE/CAD/CIM and manufacturing link processes.