An Examination of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Usage Patterns, Product Architecture and Organizational Capabilities: Case Illustrations from Three Electronic Manufacturers

Abstract

Increasingly, firms recognize the strategic implications of front-end product design for improving total cost effectiveness. Computer-Aided-Design (CAD) is becoming firms' competitive weapon beyond its traditional function as a product design tool. Yet, it is unclear how the full potential of IT system, particularly the usage patterns of 3D CAD system, may… (More)

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