Integrated new product introduction challenges in aerospace manufacturing engineering

M. Maginness, E. Shehab, C. Beadle

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Abstract

The key dynamic in supporting an efficient and effective new product introduction is the nature of the exchange of information between the functions of manufacturing engineering and design engineering. This paper describes a study of this dynamic with particular regard to the role of manufacturing engineering in developing robust production process for the design intent. This study reports related work in this area and establishes the views of participants concerning product introduction process at a major aerospace manufacturer. It is found that integration between the manufacturing and design function driven by communication of qualitative data has brought benefit to the process in terms of quality cost and time. However, a stronger definition regarding the quality and usability of manufacturing process knowledge communicated to the design function is required for more effective and efficient new product introduction in the shortening timescales of the changing industrial environment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal Product Development - Proceedings of the 20th CIRP Design Conference
PublisherSpringer Berlin
Pages247-252
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783642159725
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameGlobal Product Development - Proceedings of the 20th CIRP Design Conference

Keywords

  • Aerospace industry
  • Capability
  • Manufacturing engineering
  • New product introduction

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