Brian Prasad

Brian Prasad
California Institute of Technology | CIT · Department of Mechanical & Civil Engineering

Ph.D., Mechanical and Aerospace Engg,

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Introduction
Dr. Prasad is the President and CEO at Knowledge Solution -- a PLM consulting & KBE service company. Please click the link: http://www.KnowledgeSol.com/ to read/download research papers/ reports. Dr. Prasad has over 25 years of experiences teaching at various academic institutions including Caltech; University of California at Irvine (UCI); Cal State (CSU) Fullerton; Oakland University, MI; & West Virginia University, WV. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Concurrent Engineering J. since 1991.
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June 2014 - August 2018
Panasonic Corporation
Position
  • Managing Director
Description
  • Review and selectively study many Motion automation and mobility concepts with their applicability to our Aircraft and their flexibilities for rotating and positioning the display unit in an aircraft cabin suite. Identify top candidates for further study and experimentation.
July 2013 - present
Knowledge Solutions (KSOL)
Position
  • Managing Director
Description
  • Consulting on how to develop NPD strategies and structural changes for leaning development processes, products and tools to achieve good financial results.
July 2009 - June 2013
Parker Hannifin Corp.
Position
  • Engineering Leader /Manager
Description
  • Managed development of aerospace control parts, tools, techniques and solutions while minimizing design development time and costs. Led a multidisciplinary development team of designers and engineers at CSD.
Education
June 1975 - August 1977
Illinois Institute of Technology
Field of study
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
September 1973 - June 1975
Stanford University
Field of study
  • Applied Mechanics, Div. of Mechanical Engineering

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This key-note talk covers characteristics of a good research, how to select a good research problem, steps involved in selecting good research problem, and how to conduct a good qualitative or quantitative research. It highlights the following key points: • What Makes a Good Quality Research? • What is Involved in a Typical Research Study? • Chara...
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During a Dinner Talk at Sigma Xi, Orange County Chapter Meeting, held on Tuesday September 21, at Mimi's Cafe, 17231 17th St, Tustin.), Dr. Prasad made a web-presentation and discussed "Tips for Developing IoT-Ready Products". The ONLINE WEB- presentation covers a number of topics including • Definitions of IoTs • What Constitutes a Smart produ...
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Conference Proceeding for the IEEE International Conference on Innovative Computing, Intelligent Communication and Smart Electrical systems (ICSES -2021), held on September 24-25, 2021 and Organized by St. Joseph’s Institute of Technology, Chennai, India.
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During late 2000s, integrated intellectual property (IP) became popular to generate, protect, and monetize IP and AI in products, processes, and software tools through licensing and sale. In the early 2010s, the focus changed to do all of the above with “lean” methods. Today, many are still working on IP, AI and lean methods. But tools are arriving...
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Inaugural Address delivered at the 5th International Conference on Recent Trends in Big Data and IoT ( ICRTBI2020) held at St. Joseph's Institute of Technology, OMR, Chennai, India on Thu, Jul 23, 2020 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (IST).
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A well-designed IoT product development process (PDP) can go a long way to enabling a complete ‘‘IoT capability’’ (Long, 2018; Prasad, 2016). This will include one or more for the automation features from supplementing human operators to replacing human operators. Tools that satisfy those objectives may range from automated system, big data analyti...
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Product Development Process (PDP) for IoT-ready Products During late 2000s, integrated intellectual property (IP) became popular to generate, protect, and monetize IP and AI in products, processes, and software tools through licensing and sale. In the early 2010s, the focus changed to do all of the above with “lean” methods. Today, many are still...
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A passenger seat module in which one or more of the modules can be installed in the cabin of a vehicle, such as an airplane, train, bus, automobile, etc. The passenger seat module includes a passenger seat, such as an adjustable reclining seat. A movable console having a table top is positioned in front of the seat and is slidably coupled to at lea...
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A set of Lean, Integrated and Connected (LIC) framework for Concurrent Engineering (CE) is described herein. During an initial set-up for this CE framework, a product is considered to be a system – primarily composed of two half-cycles. Each half-cycle has been further broken down into a set of lower level CE constructs (such as subsystems, compone...
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A passenger seat module in which one or more of the modules can be installed in the cabin of a vehicle, such as an airplane, train, bus, automobile, etc. The passenger seat module includes a passenger seat, such as an adjustable reclining seat. A movable console having a table top is positioned in front of the seat and is slidably coupled to at lea...
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This OCEC Leaders Forum organized a panel session with key experts in their field to explore near-term advances for Southern California in a broad range of engineering disciplines. The panel addressed potential opportunities in Aerospace, Biomedical, Civil, Electrical/Electronic, Energy and Mechanical Engineering, and will cover related collaborati...
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The world of making is changing. Manufacturing is transforming from mass production to mass customization – the proverbial “order of one.” Leading manufacturing companies must embark on digital transformations to fuel global growth through local reach; Manufacturers must enable build to order, on-demand and deliver anywhere capabilities. They must...
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A set of lean, integrated and connected framework, called Connected Engineering (CE) for developing smart products, is described herein. During an initial set-up for this CE framework, a product is considered to be a system – primarily composed of two half-cycles. Each half-cycle has been further broken into a set of lower level CE constructs (such...
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A simple icon-based flowcharting methodology for capturing concurrency of tasks and activities during product design and development is described herein. Eight shape-icons, five flow-icons, and three line-icons are used to represent the various types of activities, information flow directions, and data connections, respectively. The methodology is...
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Proceedings of the 28th International Conference on CAD/CAM, Robotics and Factories of the Future 2016 {CARs & FoF 2016), held on 6th - 9th January 2016, Kolkata, India. Hosted by Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and Management, Kolaghat, Kolkata, India. List of Plenary Speakers: Plenary lecture by Dr. D. N. Badodkar, B...
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In the recent past, web-enabled product development topics & subjects have become a benchmark for speed, quality, responsiveness, agility and content. Such online tools for carrying out Integrated Product and Process Development (IPPD) are often called e-IPPD portals. Companies, who are embracing the use of online web-enabled product development po...
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The 4- or 5-day course (Workshop) covers topics related to tools and techniques (TT) for Concurrent Engineering (CE) and Concurrent Product Development. The course provides examples of "how to define a collaborative work-group and a concurrent work plan to reduce product development time?"; "how to establish a collaborative work-team for bringing p...
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Knowledge Driven Automation (KDA) is a knowledge centrist approach to accelerate the PLM process via knowledge capture & reuse and applying lean tools & techniques
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Today, more advanced and rich PLM technologies exist to capture valuable product development processes, gather the right knowledge required for the process, sort through all those processes to determine the right process/knowledge to employ, make the right decisions for engineering the product, lay the right product design details, perform a right...
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Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on CAD/CAM, Robotics and Factories of the Future 2014, July 22-24, 2014. London, UK. Conference held at Design Engineering and Mathematics Dept., School of Science and Engineering, Middlesex University, London, UK.
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Many years ago, small groups of people could hold the knowledge of a component of an automobile or airplane in their heads. They understood the what, where, when, why and how of each component and resolved problems efficiently since they knew exactly what the dependencies were on each other. They could easily figure which parts of the component wer...
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Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Advanced and Agile Manufacturing Systems (ICAM-2014) held at Oakland University, Rochester, MI 48309, USA. From May 28-30, 2014 Sponsored by the International Society of Agile Manufacturing (ISAM), International Society for Productivity Enhancement (ISPE), International Institute of Concurrent En...
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In vitro plantlet regeneration via organogenesis was observed in leaf and nodal explants cultured on Murashige and Skoog (MS) medium fortified with various concentrations of thidiazuron (TDZ), benzylaminopurine (BAP) or kinetin (Kn) in sponge gourd (Luffa cylindrica L. accession number 1868). TDZ was superior to BAP or Kn in inducing more number of...
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Genomic DNA isolated from zygotic embryos (seeds) of 7 chilli pepper varieties, namely Capsicum annuum L., California wonder, Yolo wonder, G-5, Pusa sadabahar, Pusa jyothi and LCA-335 and Capsicum chinense Jacq. variety Kotpar, was PCR-amplified using Pun1 allele specific primer MAP1. A DNA band admeasuring 479 bp was observed in C annuum L., varie...
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Using power copies (PCs) in CATIA Part-design workbench is already known to most of the users and the process is well documented. But when we design a part that is comprised of both part-design and sheet-metal features, then need arises to use power copies with sheet- metal features so that we could create these sheet-metal parts quickly with under...
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Due to increased need for ‘flexibility and collaboration' product engineers are looking towards capturing multidisciplinary product behaviors into a series of design modules in order to predict ‘Life-like Experience'. At the same time, product function varieties, geometric complexities and aesthetic requirements significantly increase volume of dat...
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Due to increased need for ‘flexibility and collaboration' product engineers are looking towards capturing multidisciplinary product behaviors into a series of design modules in order to predict ‘Life-like Experience'. At the same time, product function varieties, geometric complexities and aesthetic requirements significantly increase volume of dat...
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Invention Disclosure Form (IDF)-- Parker Hannifin File Number 2802- Title: A Novel Design Technique for Minimum Material Profiling of a Manifold Blank
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The paper discusses the various possible Knowledge-Capture technologies that industries have used for product design and engineering. It also discusses when and where they have found these to be most beneficial and cost-effective.
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To control the cost of product development, product engineers continuously focus on cutting the costs. This has led to use of part or product templates for frequently-used features. CATIA supports templates in different forms, viz PowerCopy, User Defined Feature (UDF). PowerCopy & UDF are commonly used to instantiate frequently-used features of a...
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Today customers want products optimized to their unique requirements in shorter time and attractive price. Product developers/modelers need to consider many variations of parts, features to quickly come up with innovative product. Dynamics of change requests and need for design reuse requires that such designs are ‘Responsive to Change’. Experts ta...
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Presentation Topics •Parker Actuator ConfiguratorRedux: * Creation & implementation of a generic KBE application that supports engineer2configure for all possible actuator families. • Rationale for using Knowledgewaretools, scripting and advanced KBE concepts to derive parts from specifications. •Project Linchpin –The User Interface: •Leveraging t...
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The paper describes the use of icons and flow-charts to define a visual-based methodology for capturing the technical memory (TM). Capturing technical memory can lead an enterprise to be a learning organization by continuously improving its products and services. Ten shape-icons, six flow-icons and four line-icons are used to represent the various...
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One of the major problem in applying PLM strategy is how do we build intelligence Into parts? In CATIA V5 tools, the most common ways are for designers to write KWA/KWE rules, design tables, UDFs, and formulas on the geometric attributes of parts. By doing so, designers embed the valuable engineering rules and equations in properties that are linke...
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There are many different ways of implementing a KBE or an “automated” solution. It is not a trivial exercise to find the one approach that best fits your application and at the same time possesses some desirable “ease of use” features, such as most robust, the simpler, etc.. Examples of different ways of implementing automated solutions are: One ca...
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Designing and developing highly engineered products requires direct (and more dynamic) associations between customers’ specifications and product characteristics (or its behaviors). In order to meet the specified customer performance, cost, and integrity goals, a multitude of specialized analyses, heuristics, shortcuts, look-up tables, equations, a...
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A video was created to show the usefulness and Strategies for creating Knowledge-driven Automation (KDA) Initiatives at Parker during 2002-2005
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Slides of Paper presented at the ASME 2005 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference Volume 3: 25th Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Parts A and B Long Beach, California, USA, September 24–28, 2005 ISBN: 0-7918-4740-3 | eISBN: 0-7918-3766-1
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Online Collection Summary for ASME DETC2005-85561 Paper: A Knowledge-Based System Engineering Process For Obtaining Engineering Design Solutions
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Proceedings of IDETC/CIE 2005 ASME 2005 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference September 24-28, 2005, Long Beach, California, USA Article #DETC2005-85561
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Today, most available Knowledge is fragmented; Subject matter experts (SME) are often scarce and busy. When people retire, information is lost. Available knowledge at any point of time has less uniformity and consistency; its capture is time-intensive, and its retrieval for reuse is heavily manpower dependent. Today, most designs are done via trial...
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One of the major goals of Concurrent Product Development (CPD) is to shorten the design cycle time by increasing more task overlaps of the ensuing design activities. Increasing task or activity overlap often hinges on two timing questions (a) ‘‘When does the downstream activity require certain information from its upstream activities and (b) when w...
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This is a description of a Strategy for Knowledge-driven Automation (KDA) Initiatives launched at Parker since 2002. This was a major attempt towards capturing Product life-cycle intent (just once) and then reusing the captured knowledge multiple times' with no additional costs for future product configurations. This was a strategic initiatives th...
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Problems in the development of new products in small and mid-sized companies (SMEs) are analysed. Concurrent engineering methods known to date for the development of new products are tested within the framework of human and organisational capacities. The methodologies of 3-T looping and three-level team structure were especially tested. It was esta...
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9th ISPE international conference on concurrent engineering (CE 2002) July 27th - 31st, 2002 , Cranfield , United Kingdom Conference proceedings: Series Editor: Biren Prasad; Editors: Ricardo Jardim-Goncalves, Rajkumar Roy, Adolfo Steiger-Garcao (Eds.): Advances in Concurrent Engineering, Proceedings of the 9th ISPE International Conference on Con...
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A key requirement, in a distributed product development environment at General Motors, was to provide a series of quantitative and qualitative mechanisms for integrating competing information from distributed agents. Such mechanisms must also account for provisions for combining different opinions, for resolving conflicts, and for finding a feasibl...
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Concurrent engineering needs both a series of measurement criteria that are distinct to each process and a set of metrics to check (and validate) the outcome when two or more of the processes are overlapped or required to be executed in parallel. Since product realisation involves concurrent processes that occur across multiple disciplines and orga...
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The paper reviews various styles of management that are commonly employed for managing team-based programs and projects in many manufacturing industries. It analyzes the characteristics of each style with respect to the needs for decomposing the goals into smaller chunks in a team-based organization or in a program. Three styles of management were...
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Many manufacturing companies are finding that true increase in productivity and efficiency begins with strategies such as clean and efficient process, good communication infrastructure, teamwork, and a constancy of shared vision and purpose. The challenge is simply not to crank up the speed of the machines so that their outputs (per unit of time) a...
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This paper establishes a concept for Product, Process, and Methodology (PPM) systematization to handle both structural complexity (often referred as hard complexity) and computational complexity (also referred as soft complexity) in product realization. A systematization methodology is proposed to handle both these complexities through a four-stage...
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Problems in the development of new products in small and mid-sized companies are analyzed in the following paper. Concurrent engineering methods known to date for the development of new products are tested within the framework of human and organizational capacities. The methodologies of 3-T looping and three-level team structure were especially tes...
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ISPE/CE2001, Concurrent Engineering: Research and Applications, is a major forum for the international scientific exchange of multi-disciplinary and inter-organizational aspects of concurrent engineering (CE). The focus is on the use of integrated enterprise processes, collaborative work, information sharing, co-locating resources, and integrated f...
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Most industrial implementations of total quality management (TQM) are based on dimensions, which are ‘quality-oriented’, goals are ‘quality-focused’ or efforts are ‘quality-driven’. Today manufacturing sectors are much more fiercely competitive and global than before. Consumers are more demanding, competition is more contentious and ruthless, and t...
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Today, companies are facing tremendous challenges of how to provide the agility that came from "craft-manufacturing"; with the cost benefits that were the results öf "mass-production";. & "Concurrent Engineering";, coupled with automation efforts, is becoming vital in maintaining a competitive posture in today's marketplace. Competitiveness in this...
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Languages are means of capturing the knowledge for the design and development of a product. Smart Models are the results of such knowledge capture. In this chapter, author, first, describes how languages for knowledge capture have evolved over a thirty year time period. Author through literature search finds such languages to fall into three major...
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Some industrial organizations using computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM) for managing intelligent product and process data during a concurrent processing are facing acute implementation difficulties. Some of the difficulties are due to the fact that CIM – in the current form – is not able to adequately address knowledge management and concurrent...
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The aim of this paper is to present a methodology for integrating Concurrent Engineering (CE) concepts in a steelwork con struction project. Differences between construction sector and manufacturing sector are first reviewed through the description of the specificities of the construction sector in terms of organisations and main features projects....
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Design and development of a product is a complex undertaking. During a product design, development, and delivery (PD3) life-cycle aspect, a product goes through a number of changes. Some changes may be present as specifications. Some of these specifications make it robust; others are required to test the product under extreme operating conditions....
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In this paper, an alternate framework to quality function deployment (QFD) called concurrent function deployment (CFD), suitable for a workgroup-based engineering design process, is described. The methodology exploits the independence of units that manifest itself in a company strategic business unit, total quality management, and enterprise knowle...
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Concurrent Engineering needs a series of measures (or measurement criteria) that are distinct to each process, and a set of metrics to check (and validate) the outcome when two or more of the life-cycle processes are overlapped or required to be executed in parallel. Because product realization involves concurrent processes that occur across multip...
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In recent years, the area of Product Design focusing on the Product's Life Cycle, from conception through disposal, has been an increasing area of research, in academia and industry. It provides a challenging, yet relatively unexplored, area of research for scientists and engineers from multiple disciplines. It is also an area of great interest to...
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In recent years, the area of Product Design focusing on the Product's Life Cycle, from conception through disposal, has been an increasing area of research, in academia and industry. It provides a challenging, yet relatively unexplored, area of research for scientists and engineers from multiple disciplines. It is also an area of great interest to...
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Published as a Special Issue of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing (AIEDAM) Abstract: In recent years, the area of Product Design focusing on the Product's Life Cycle, from conception through disposal, has been an increasing area of research, in academia and industry. It provides a challenging,...
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In recent years, the area of Product Design focusing on the Product's Life Cycle, from conception through disposal, has been an increasing area of research, in academia and industry. It provides a challenging, yet relatively unexplored, area of research for scientists and engineers from multiple disciplines. It is also an area of great interest to...
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For many industries the ability to bring innovative new products to market quickly is becoming more critical to business survival in the twentieth century than fixes like curtailing labor costs. The old paradigm of “design it now and figure out how to make it later” has created more problems than solutions in the long run. Today, the internet-based...
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The aim of this paper is to present a methodology for integrating Concurrent Engineering (CE) concepts in a steelwork construction project. We analyze differences between construction sector and manufacturing sector, notably through the description of the specificities of the construction sector: organization and main features of a project. The sec...
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This a conference Proceedings published by Techonomic Publishing. It contains: 55 Contributions from 146 authors and 17 countries The newest Development in Concurrent engineering by the leading CE specialists. Keynote paper by the Design and Manufacture for Assembly (DFMA) pioneer by Geoffrey Boothroyd.
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Systems Engineering (SE) and Concurrent Engineering (CE) implies sharing of information, data, process and knowledge [20] across different levels in an enterprise. Division of work into classes and then to the work-groups or to the concurrent sub-teams is one form of sharing large organizations like Ford Motor and General Motors have used [29]. Oth...
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CONCURRENT ENGINEERING IN CONSTRUCTION: CHALLENGES FOR THE NEW MILLENIUM Proceedings of the 2nd international Conference on Concurrent Engineering in Construction 25-27 August 1999, Espoo, Finland CIB Task Group 33 & WT Building Technology The themes of this conference follow the example of the first CEC conference: o Foundations and principles of...
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The paper describes a set of seven fundamental principles for achieving “best concurrency and simultaneity.” The concurrent approach is gaining worldwide attention at this moment. The paralleling of life-cycle activities and process restructuring are being deemed necessary by more and more industries. An automobile product development process examp...
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Describes a set of re-engineering strategies that critically examine current business policies, practices and procedures (3Ps), rethink these 3Ps and then redesign some mission-critical “products, processes, and services.” The term process improvement implies that the change or effort is directed towards an array of re-engineering strategies. Proce...
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The shorter lives of products today simply do not room to fix problems later, correct design errors, iterate or redesign products many times over for lowering costs or improving quality. A well-orchestrated process, not just a program, is required to achieve corporate goals and objectives. Optimization is often a balancing act. It is the balance be...
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Contents Extended Enterprise EngineeringA ModelBased Framework -3 Generic Firm Classification for Global Product Development -20 Identifying and Capturing the Qualitative Cost Drivers within -39 Copyright - 35 other sections not shown
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The paper reviews some historical developments in the quality function deployment (QFD) and extended house of quality (EHOQ) concepts that are popular for conveniently organizing product, process, and production planning information and for processing customer requirements. Since the inception of QFD in Japan in the early 1970s, it has met with var...
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The focus of market research is to capture systematically product information, such as, market competitive analysis data, competitors’ product data, etc. The paper describes an integrated template for product improvement by tactically combining real-time market research data with quality function deployment (QFD), value engineering, and a value gra...
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Rapid response manufacturing (RRM) is a philosophy and concept which aims at reducing the time and cost of developing a high- quality product. In today’s global competitive marketplace, manufacturers are continuously looking for technologies and methods to shorten the time and cost involved m product and process development and to ensure the qualit...
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Concurrent Engineering requires a cooperative work-group of teams in which several multidisciplinary teams of engineers, de signers, process planners collaborate to build a system. Conflicts appear during this collaboration due to differences in the background and experiences of the team members (product engineers, designers, process planners, etc....
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In this paper, an alternate framework for deployment called Concurrent Function Deployment (CFD) for managing a product's life-cycle process is described. The framework considers parallel deployment of several value characteristics as opposed to a single value such as Quality. The American Supplier Institute's (ASI's) quality function deployment (Q...
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1998 ASME DESIGN ENGINEERING TECHNICAL CONFERENCES DETC'98 EXTENDED ABSTRACTS 12'h Engineering Information Management Symposium presented at THE 1998 ASME DESIGN ENGINEERING TECHNICAL CONFERENCES SEPTEMBER 13-16, 1998, A1LANTA, GEORGIA THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS, Three Park Avenue • New York, N Y 10016
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Today’s products under design have not only become more complex and sophisticated, but also have to satisfy consumers from various different perspectives in order to survive in the competitive market environment. To meet such a challenge, over the years many new design-related concepts and aids have been developed. This book is an attempt to presen...
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Virtual enterprising is viewed as one of the most promising business strategies for manufacturing industries to meet global competition The essence of virtual enterprising is to integrate the processes, activities, and resources from different enterprises through enterprise alliance and thereby quickly respond to customer expectations The managemen...
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The book in its comprehensive format is divided into 30 sections which encompass the field of engineering. This book is intended to serve the information needs of all professional engineers engaged in the practice of the profession and provides a well-organized, definitive source of fundamental knowledge. The focus of the handbook is on the key con...
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It has not been enough to include “quality dimensions” into a product or a service and expect the outcome to be world-class. Total value signifies a set of multidimensional measures towards realizing a competitive product (goods or services) that the customers would like and are willing to pay a premium price for. A “quality dimensions” set is one...
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Proceedings of the Fifth ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering: Research and Applications, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, July 15-17, 1998.
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When products are designed for variety, the number of parts, number of models, and the number of their brands increases. This increases the level of complexity the organization has to go through to manufacture the product. In order to manage the product and process complexity, it is often required to decompose the job into a small number of tasks o...
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The paper describes a systematic concurrent workflow management (WM) process for integrated product development. WM consists of planning and scheduling teams' activities to support cooperative and concurrent works. This paper first ex[plains process re-engineering, flow-charting and various workflow practices in concurrent engineering (CE) to come...
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A multi-component design of a “concurrent team” is described here for a concurrent engineering organization. This concurrent “team design” is composed of four essential teaming components: a logical component, a virtual component, a technological component and a personnel (work-group or humane) component. The description is based on an implementati...