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Concurrent Engineering-An Emerging Tool for Production Industries in Product Design & Development

Neeraj Kumar , Vikash, Arun Kumar, and Paramvir Yadav
Department of Mechanical Engineering, SGT Institute of Engineering & Technology Farrukh Nagar Road, Budhera Gurgaon

Abstract—Traditionally, key quality refers to conformance to design specifications. Components not meeting the specifications are identified ‘rejects’. This emphasis on building quality by identifying poor quality components and throwing them aside as ‘rejects’ has a significant cost for the company. Firstly, workers are not being trained on how to produce required high quality and better product design. Secondly, rejected items mean ‘scarp’ and loss to the company and these many numbers of components have to be manufactured again. Thus, net result is higher cost and larger time consumption. There results in achieving good quality at higher cost & time. The tough international competition has made industry realize that for success, the winner has to learn how to produce better products design & development and quality at less cost and less time. Based on the literature review, this study has brought out key quality-strategies and practices followed by international companies which include customers’ requirement analysis, use of multi-functional quality-management teams reliability engineering techniques such as Simultaneous Engineering / Concurrent Engineering Approach, and quality-cost management techniques, Design for cost and time to market etc

Index Terms—Quality, Product Design & Development, Simultaneous engineering

Cite: Neeraj Kumar, Vikash, Arun Kumar and Paramvir Yadav, "Concurrent Engineering-An Emerging Tool for Production Industries in Product Design & Development," International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 422-431, July 2014.