Title

New mathematical model for assessment of concurrent engineering.

Date of Award

2006

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.Sc.

Department

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Keywords

Engineering, Industrial.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

Recently, global competition has led to shorter product life cycles and increased technological sophistication. Products are becoming more complex due to rapid technological developments and increasing consumer demands for lower costs, greater variety, and greater performance. At the same time the proliferation of new technologies is rendering products obsolete at an increasingly rapid pace. These market and technology trends lead to the emerging of concurrent engineering. This thesis firstly will give a definition and briefly introduction of concurrent engineering, including its fundamentals, and the benefits of concurrent engineering, its difficulties and caveats. After that this thesis will introduce an implementation method for concurrent engineering. This thesis will focus on concurrent engineering assessment model; the purposes of concurrent engineering assessment model are providing information about your current state of affairs. It describes how things are done now and how well they are being done. Firstly, two existing assessment models will be introduced. The existing assessment models are focused on the present situation; they only assess the present situation, they do not assess the past situation, and the future situation; most of these models look like a questionnaire, the assessment is highly subjective and not very accurate. This thesis will focus on constructing a mathematical assessment model, making the assessment much more objective and accurate. All in all, the major contribution of this thesis research is the constructing of the mathematical assessment model. This new model describes the history and the future of company, assessing the company's performance, exposing practical problems and identifying potential improvements.Dept. of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis2006 .J53. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 45-01, page: 0436. Thesis (M.A.Sc.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 2006.