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Product Development

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Product development teams are composed of an integrated group of professionals working from the nascent stage of new product planning through design creation and design review and then on to manufacturing planning and cost accounting. An increasingly large number of graduate and professional training programs are aimed at meeting that need by creating a better understanding of how to integrate and accelerate the entire product development process. This book is the perfect accompaniment and a comprehensive guide. The second edition of this instructional reference work presents invaluable insight into the concurrent nature of the multidisciplinary product development process. It can be used in the traditional classroom, in professional continuing education courses or for self-study. This book has a ready audience among graduate students in mechanical and industrial engineering, as well as in many MBA programs focused on manufacturing management. This is a global need that will find a receptive readership in the industrialized world particularly in the rapidly developing industrial economies of South Asia and Southeast Asia.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Preface to the second edition
  6. Preface
  7. Biographies
  8. Part One
    1. 1. The Significance of Manufacturing
      1. 1.1 Globalization and the world economy
      2. 1.2 Importance of manufacturing
      3. 1.3 What is manufacturing?
      4. 1.4 Some basic concepts
      5. 1.5 Summary
      6. References
    2. 2. Developing Successful Products
      1. 2.1 Introduction
      2. 2.2 Attributes of successful product development
      3. 2.3 Key factors to developing successful new products
      4. 2.4 Strategy for new product development
      5. 2.5 Summary
      6. References
    3. 3. The Structure of the Product Design Process
      1. 3.1 What is design?
      2. 3.2 The changing design process
      3. 3.3 Design paradigms
      4. 3.4 The requirements for design
      5. 3.5 The design process
      6. 3.6 Summary
      7. References
  9. Part Two
    1. 4. Design Review: Designing to Ensure Quality
      1. 4.1 Introduction
      2. 4.2 Procedures for incorporating high quality in design stages
      3. 4.3 Case studies
      4. References
    2. 5. Consideration and Selection of Materials
      1. 5.1 Importance of material selection in product manufacture
      2. 5.2 Economics of material selection
      3. 5.3 Material selection procedures
      4. 5.4 Design recommendations
      5. References
    3. 6. Selection of Manufacturing Processes and Design Considerations
      1. 6.1 Introduction
      2. 6.2 Design guidelines
      3. 6.3 Manufacturing technology decisions
      4. 6.4 A typical part drawing and routing sheet
      5. References
    4. 7. Designing for Assembly and Disassembly
      1. 7.1 Introduction
      2. 7.2 Design for assembly
      3. 7.3 Design guidelines for different modes of assembly
      4. 7.4 Methods for evaluating DFA
      5. 7.5 A DFA method based on MTM standards
      6. 7.6 A DFA case study
      7. 7.7 Design for disassembly
      8. 7.8 Design for disassembly guidelines
      9. 7.9 Disassembly algorithms
      10. 7.10 A proactive design for disassembly method based on MTM standards
      11. 7.11 A design for disassembly case study
      12. 7.12 Concluding remarks
      13. References
    5. 8. Designing for Maintenance
      1. 8.1 Introduction
      2. 8.2 Maintenance elements and concepts
      3. 8.3 Mathematical models for maintainability
      4. 8.4 Prediction models for maintenance
      5. 8.5 A comprehensive design for a maintenance methodology based on methods time measurement
      6. 8.6 Developing and evaluating an index
      7. 8.7 Design for maintenance case study
      8. 8.8 Concluding remarks
      9. References
    6. 9. Designing for Functionality
      1. 9.1 Introduction
      2. 9.2 Concurrent engineering in product design
      3. 9.3 A generic, guideline-based method for functionality
      4. 9.4 The procedure for guideline development
      5. 9.5 Functionality case study: can opener
      6. 9.6 Functionality case study: automotive braking system
      7. References
    7. 10. Design for Usability
      1. 10.1 Introduction
      2. 10.2 Criteria for designing and manufacturing usable consumer products
      3. 10.3 Design support tools and methodologies
      4. 10.4 Design methodology for usability
      5. 10.5 Generic checklist design: methods and case studies
      6. 10.6 Case study for development of customized checklists
      7. 10.7 Concluding remarks
      8. References
    8. 11. Concurrent Consideration of Product Usability and Functionality
      1. 11.1 Introduction
      2. 11.2 Design methodology
      3. 11.3 Conclusion
      4. References
  10. Part Three
    1. 12. Establishing the Product Selling Price
      1. 12.1 Why estimate costs?
      2. 12.2 Cost and price structure
      3. 12.3 Information needs and sources
      4. 12.4 Estimating direct and indirect costs
      5. 12.5 Product pricing methods
      6. 12.6 Summary
      7. References
    2. 13. Assessing the Market Demand for the Product
      1. 13.1 Why assess the market demand?
      2. 13.2 Methods for assessing the initial demand
      3. 13.3 Methods for determining the annual growth
      4. 13.4 Adjusting for seasonal fluctuations
      5. 13.5 Summary
    3. 14. Planning the Product Manufacturing Facility
      1. 14.1 Introduction
      2. 14.2 Determining the location of the manufacturing facility
      3. 14.3 Developing the preliminary design for the manufacturing facility
      4. 14.4 Summary
      5. References