Benchmark pre-production practice in manufacturing engineering

Essam Shehab, Yogeesh Rao, Ahmed Al-Ashaab, Chris Beadle, Shoaib Sarfraz

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Prototyping stage is a very important phase of new product development, where many decisions need to be taken to get high quality, zero defect products at the right time with minimum cost. Therefore, any value added improvements or best practices in the prototyping stage will support competitiveness of manufacturing companies. This research aims to benchmark the best practices in prototype part manufacture to support early stages of product introduction. A set of of best practices in the prototype component manufacture, along with validated four step prototyping strategy model and best practice prototype journey path model were developed. Research findings provide insight about prototyping trends, best practices and optimum ways of doing prototyping in the manufacturing companies around the globe. Manufacturing companies can use the developed models and best practices to make better prototype strategy in their new product introduction system to achieve their business objectives.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransdisciplinary Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationA Paradigm Shift - Proceedings of the 24th ISPE Inc. International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering, TE 2017
EditorsMargherita Peruzzini, Nel Wognum, Josip Stjepandic, Chun-Hsien Chen, Nel Wognum, Amy C. Trappey
PublisherIOS Press BV
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781614994398
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event24th ISPE Inc. International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering, TE 2017 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: Jul 10 2017Jul 14 2017


Conference24th ISPE Inc. International Conference on Transdisciplinary Engineering, TE 2017


  • Benchmark
  • New product introduction
  • Pre-production
  • Prototype

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Software
  • Algebra and Number Theory
  • Strategy and Management

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