Concurrent engineering in product development

  title={Concurrent engineering in product development},
  author={R. A. Sprague and K. J. Singh and R. T. Wood},
  journal={IEEE Design & Test of Computers},
Concurrent engineering, an integrated design approach that considers, from the outset, all elements of the product life cycle from conception through disposal, including quality, cost, schedule, and user requirements, is examined. A description is given of the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency DICE program, which is aimed at promoting the practice and acceptance of concurrent engineering in US industry. It is shown how the growing complexity of organizations and projects is defeating… CONTINUE READING