Improvement in Subsisted Product Delivery Process of Manufacturing Organization using Concurrent Engineering
Mirza Jahanzaib1, Syed Athar Masood1, Khalid Akhtar1, Talat Aslam1
1Industrial Engineering Department, University of Engineering & Technology, Taxila, Pakistan
Abstract: There is a strong market demand to develop product quickly, according to customer requirements at lower cost. To fulfill this demand, it is essential to develop product in such a way which is quicker and improved than traditional sequential way of product development. This can be achieved by replacing existing practices of product development with a collaborative approach of Concurrent Engineering (CE), which explores the opportunities of removal of design errors at initial stage. In this paper an attempt has been made towards exploration of implementation of CE. An existing Product Delivery Process (PDP) of local manufacturing organization has been closely observed and analyzed on the basis of Concurrent Engineering principles. Possible areas of improvements have been identified and prioritized for improvements. A comparison is made between the traditional and concurrent approaches and based on analysis; comparison has been made for bringing the current Product Delivery Process (PDP) of a manufacturing organization closer to the Concurrent Engineering (CE) concept. The recommendations advocate user companies to implement CE as a tool in manufacturing organization which is justified after comparison that the approach is valid and implemented in similar organization.
[Mirza Jahanzaib, Syed Athar Masood, Khalid Akhtar, Talat Aslam. Improvement in Subsisted Product Delivery Process of Manufacturing Organization using Concurrent Engineering. Life Sci J 2013;10(4s):185-194] (ISSN:1097-8135).http://www.lifesciencesite.com. 28
Key Words: Concurrent Engineering; Discrete parts Manufacturing Industry; Product Delivery Process; Supply Chain; Program Approach.