Reports on research based on the results of a survey of design management in the UK mechanical engineering industry. Considers the issue of which aspects of production were considered in the design of products and when. Demonstrates that at the prototype stage production aspects became the most important. This shows that the manufacturability of the product is not considered until after it has been designed. Concludes that the effective and efficient manufacture of the product is not given sufficient attention by mechanical engineering firms. Also investigates the involvement of production personnel in the design process. Finds that production engineering was more extensively involved in the design process the closer it moved towards manufacture. Points to further research which hopes to address this lack by providing practical tools for the application of concurrent engineering.
Riedel, J.C.K.H. and Pawar, K.S. (1997), "The consideration of production aspects during product design stages", Integrated Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 8 No. 4, pp. 208-214. https://doi.org/10.1108/09576069710182027
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