Design's new path to success

Andrea Baker, Stephen J. Tricamo

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Abstract

Harman-Motive wanted to simplify the assembly of complex enclosures for automotive sound systems. Working with key suppliers, the company now produces the systems on a single assembly line. Productivity is up and customers are getting what they ask for, fast. Engineers at A.B. Chance recently redesigned a high-voltage switch with improved options and expanded ratings. The result: a quality product with 38% fewer parts. Meanwhile, engineers at Tandy Electronics jointed forces to drastically reduce the cost of printed circuit assembly. Production time plummeted from more than forty days to a seemingly impossible 12 days. What do these firms have in common? Concurrent engineering (CE). Here's a close-up look at how design teams achieved feats such as these.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalDesign News (Boston)
Volume49
Issue number13
StatePublished - Jul 5 1993
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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