World Class Design to Manufacture: Volume 1 Issue 4


Table of contents

Concept Definition: A New Model

Jane Casto

Proposes that, inorder to optimize concept definition,organizations should manage it as a distinct and separate entity,running concurrently with development activities. In…


Improving Market Success Rates through Better Product Definition

Edith Wilson

Details research which shows that product definition is crucial toincreasing overall success. Reports research undertaken withinHewlett‐Packard that uncovered ten product…


Meeting the Challenge

Andrew Lee‐Mortimer

Details how in 1987, ICI initiated its KLEA programme to producereplacements for CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons); and how, by the end of1990, ICI opened its Runcorn, UK, plant…


Are Prototypes Good for the Budget?

Tim Plunkett

As concurrent engineering helps to reduce project lead times, toolsare also required to control risk. Centres on a case study of atelephone, ultimately for British Telecom…


The R&D Effectiveness Index: A Metric for Product Development Performance

Michael E. McGrath, Michael N. Romeri

Measuring the overall success of product development efforts hasbeen frustrating because there is no generally recognized metric tomeasure effectiveness. The R&D…


Green Design

Tracy Dowie

Increasing quantities of waste may result in legislation to enforcethe recycling of electrical and electronic products. Gives anintroduction to such legislation and…


Making the Most of Design

Andrew Lee‐Mortimer

Reports on the International Conference on “Design forCompetitive Advantage – Making the Most of Design”,organized by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Advises that…


Editorial: Designing for the Future

Environmental considerations and new legislation mean thatcompanies must start to consider the cost of disposal and recycling inthe total life cycle cost of a product. To…




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