World Class Design to Manufacture: Volume 2 Issue 2


Operations and Logistics Management

Table of contents

Corporate renewal through lean design

Daniel T. Jones

Chrysler and Renault have successfully implemented dedicatedmultifunctional platform design teams, with impressive results. Ford andNissan found it difficult to do so with…

A faster, cheaper and safer route to CE

Stephen Evans, Fiona Lettice, Palminder Smart

Describes the FAST concurrent engineering (CE) implementationmethodology that has been developed by the authors at CranfieldUniversity, through research and consultancy…

Defining great products

Peter Marks

The success of product development teams rests on their ability tothink like their customers. A “Customer $APPEALS”model provides a proven framework for defining customer…

Using benchmarking to drive R&D improvement

Steve Jackson, Dean Gilmore

Focuses on the R&D effectiveness index developed by PRTM,which, when combined with an in‐depth, qualitative assessment of skillsand effectiveness, can provide an accurate…

Design for manufacture in the aerospace extended enterprise

Kamal Sehdev, Ip‐Shing Fan, Stephen Cooper, Gareth Williams

Design for manufacture (DFM) is accepted as an important tool toimprove manufacturing competitiveness. Reports on the results of thefirst phase of a study conducted by…

The building‐blocks of future success

Jack Parr

Focuses on Renishaw plc, a small UK engineering organization whichis the world′s leading metrology probe supplier. Describes the companyphilosophy and practice…

Competing through new product delivery

Andrew Lee‐Mortimer

Regardless of the industry, the changes in the marketplace that areaffecting most companies are the same. Outlines the main points of aspeech by George Stalk of the Boston…



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1994 – 1995

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Emerald Publishing Limited