A product and process design methodology that includes simultaneous participation by engineering, operations, accounting, planning, customers, vendors and other functions. The goal is to reduce engineering design/introduction lead time and reduce or eliminate later changes and quality problems by involving cross-functional teams at the outset.
A means of reducing product development time and cost by managing development processes so they can be implemented simultaneously rather than sequentially.
The practice of designing a product (or service), its production process, and its delivery mechanism simultaneously. The process requires considerable up-front planning as well as the dedication of resources early in the development cycle. The pay off comes in the form of shorter development time from concept to market, higher product quality, lower overall development cost and lower product or service cost.
The simultaneous performance of product design and process design. Typically, concurrent engineering involves the formation of cross-functional teams. This allows engineers and managers of different disciplines to work together simultaneously in developing product and process designs.
Integrating the design, manufacturing, and test processes.
An SDLC that allows a software system to be turned over to the Customers with no defects. Concurrent Engineering is compliant with the international ISO 9000-3 guidelines and SEI's Capability Maturity Model, a de facto international standard, and is the basis for Carolla Development's SDLC.
The restructuring of the engineering process so that the input of all concerned parties-including manufacturing, sales, and even customers-are heard from during a project's conception.
Concurrent design of both the product and the processes for manufacturing the product; integrated design, production, prototyping, and product qualification.
the systematic approach to the simultaneous, integrated design of products and their related processes, such as manufacturing, testing and supporting.
a systematic approach to integrated and concurrent development of a product and its related processes. Concurrent engineering emphasizes response to customer expectations and embodies team values of cooperation, trust, and sharing-decision making proceeds with large intervals of parallel work by all life-cycle perspectives, synchronized by comparatively brief exchanges to produce consensus.
Concurrent Engineering (CE) is a management/operational approach which improves product design, production, operation, and maintenance by developing environments in which personnel from all disciplines (design, marketing, production engineering, process planning, and support) work together and share data throughout all phases of the product lifecycle.
A cross-functional, team-based approach in which the product and the manufacturing process are designed and configured within the same time frame, rather than sequentially.
Designing a product (or service), its production process, the supporting information flow, and its delivery mechanism at the same time. The benefits include shorter development time from concept to market, a higher product quality, lower overall development cost and lower product or service unit cost. Concurrent engineering requires up-front planning and dedicated resources early in the early stages of development.
When product design and manufacturing process development occur concurrently or simultaneously rather than sequentially. Also called simultaneous engineering.
An approach to project staffing that calls for the implementers to be involved in the design phase. (PMI)