Concurrent engineering within British industry
UNSPECIFIED. (2000) Concurrent engineering within British industry. CONCURRENT ENGINEERING-RESEARCH AND APPLICATIONS, 8 (1). pp. 2-11. ISSN 1063-293XFull text not available from this repository.
Many companies, in British industry, are now familiar with the concept and the term Concurrent Engineering (CE), and many claim to practice it. However, the extent to which CE is applied in UK industry is not apparent. This paper presents the results of a CE survey addressed to 1400 UK engineering companies, from key industrial sectors, which are engaged in the development of new products. A postal questionnaire was sent, asking questions on facets such as teamwork, tools and techniques, and organisational issues, etc., in order to establish the product development practices conducted within these companies, The survey revealed that the spread of CE is non-uniform between sectors of industry. However, organisations that claim to be concurrent were practicing multifunctional teams, formal processes, tools and techniques, and project management methodologies. Nevertheless, some small organisations claim to practice CE, without utilising some of the acclaimed methodologies.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Electronic computers. Computer science. Computer software
T Technology > TS Manufactures
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
|Journal or Publication Title:||CONCURRENT ENGINEERING-RESEARCH AND APPLICATIONS|
|Publisher:||TECHNOMIC PUBL CO INC|
|Official Date:||March 2000|
|Number of Pages:||10|
|Page Range:||pp. 2-11|
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