Title: Multiple perspectives of concurrent engineering and their integration

Authors: B. Bowonder, S. Bhuyan, K.J. Sharma

Addresses: Tata Management Training Center, No. 1 Mangaldas Road, Pune 411-001, India. ' ICFAI Business School, Aundh, Pune 411067, India. ' 206 Turf View Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075, USA

Abstract: Concurrent Engineering is a process of integrated and parallel development of a product for reducing the product development cycle time. This approach to product development has been used for reducing the idea to market cycle time. The strategies, processes and results that lead to a tight product development cycle evolved over a period of time. This paper attempts to integrate the various concepts to map the evolution of concurrent engineering.

Keywords: concurrent engineering; concurrent learning; electronic product definition; fast cycle time; integrated product development; time to market; simultaneous engineering; cycle time reduction.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMTM.2004.005419

International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, 2004 Vol.6 No.3/4, pp.372 - 390

Published online: 01 Oct 2004 *

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