Title: 3-Dimensional concurrent engineering: an illustration of its information entailments

Authors: Andrew S. Thomas, Alison McKay, Alan De Pennington

Addresses: University of Leeds, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 9JT, UK. ' University of Leeds, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 9JT, UK. ' University of Leeds, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 9JT, UK

Abstract: 3-Dimensional concurrent engineering has been put forward as a way of achieving step improvements in product development and delivery processes. However, the effective application of 3-dimensional concurrent engineering requires tools and techniques that will support practitioners who wish to use it. This paper reports research that has explored the information requirements that need to be satisfied by tools and techniques intended to support the execution of 3-dimensional concurrent engineering processes. A case study showing the extent, depth and richness of the information and associated structures that is required for effective 3-dimensional concurrent engineering is presented.

Keywords: 3-D concurrent engineering; simultaneous engineering; product definition; process definition; extended enterprise; product development; information requirements.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPD.2006.014861

International Journal of Product Development, 2006 Vol.3 No.3/4, pp.447 - 466

Available online: 12 Aug 2007

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