Set-based concurrent engineering process within the LeanPPD environment

Muhammad Khan, Ahmed Al-Ashaab, Athanasia Doultsinou, Essam Shehab, Paul Ewers, Robert Sulowski

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This paper presents a newly defined set-based concurrent engineering process, which the authors believe addresses some of the key challenges faced by engineering enterprises in the 21st century. The main principles of Set-Based Concurrent Engineering (SBCE) have been identified via an extensive literature review. Based on these principles the SBCE baseline model was developed. The baseline model defines the stages and activities which represent the product development process to be employed in the LeanPPD (lean product and process development) project. The LeanPPD project is addressing the needs of European manufacturing companies for a new model that extends beyond lean manufacturing, and incorporates lean thinking in the product design development process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationImproving Complex Systems Today - Proceedings of the 18th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event18th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering, CE 2011 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Jul 4 2011Jul 8 2011

Publication series

NameAdvanced Concurrent Engineering
ISSN (Print)1865-5440


Conference18th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering, CE 2011
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA


  • Lean thinking
  • LeanPPD
  • Product development
  • Set-based concurrent engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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