Event Title

Concurrent Engineering

Location

CSU Ballroom

Start Date

21-4-2014 10:00 AM

End Date

21-4-2014 11:30 AM

Student's Major

Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Student's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Mentor's Name

Winston Sealy

Mentor's Email Address

winston.sealy@mnsu.edu

Mentor's Department

Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering Technology

Mentor's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Description

A key aspect of a company’s survival in the current competitive market is being able to translate concepts from ideation to production as efficiently as possible. Many factors such as time to market, costs, and quality affects a company’s competitive edge. Therefore, the focus of the research was to identify the apparent gap between the designing and manufacturing phases of a product’s life cycle due to the inefficient use of time. The proposed solution to this problem is the implementation of concurrent engineering. The information used was obtained by reading scholarly journals and articles. Concurrent engineering is the collaboration of the necessary stakeholders from multiple disciplines for product development. This effort could be conducted as either a simultaneous or an additive approach. Simultaneous collaboration involves all relevant parties working on the project and remaining invested throughout the process. The additive approach requires stakeholders to join the team for each iterative succession of the process. This solution is beneficial because it eliminates communication gaps, and allows for early detection of potential problems in various areas. In order to maximize the practice of concurrent engineering in the field, it should be engrained into the educational curriculum of upcoming engineers and all other relevant professions.

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Concurrent Engineering

CSU Ballroom

A key aspect of a company’s survival in the current competitive market is being able to translate concepts from ideation to production as efficiently as possible. Many factors such as time to market, costs, and quality affects a company’s competitive edge. Therefore, the focus of the research was to identify the apparent gap between the designing and manufacturing phases of a product’s life cycle due to the inefficient use of time. The proposed solution to this problem is the implementation of concurrent engineering. The information used was obtained by reading scholarly journals and articles. Concurrent engineering is the collaboration of the necessary stakeholders from multiple disciplines for product development. This effort could be conducted as either a simultaneous or an additive approach. Simultaneous collaboration involves all relevant parties working on the project and remaining invested throughout the process. The additive approach requires stakeholders to join the team for each iterative succession of the process. This solution is beneficial because it eliminates communication gaps, and allows for early detection of potential problems in various areas. In order to maximize the practice of concurrent engineering in the field, it should be engrained into the educational curriculum of upcoming engineers and all other relevant professions.

Recommended Citation

Howley, Peter; Ridge Raddatz; and Rebecca Pasquale. "Concurrent Engineering." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 21, 2014.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2014/poster_session_A/55