Increasing pressures to produce new products faster and cheaper are resulting in huge efforts to streamline and restructure the traditional new product development (NPD) process. The purpose of the book is to describe, assess and apply the latest constructs, methods, techniques and processes to enable managers, professionals, and practitioners to be more effective in designing, developing and commercializing new products and services. It provides guidance and support in formulating and executing NPD programs for business practitioners and MBA students. The book is written from an Integrated Product Development (IPD) perspective, linking all aspects of marketing, costing and manufacturing into the development process even before the first prototype is built. It covers the advanced tools necessary to achieve this such as virtual prototyping and fully integrated business systems, and explains the changes needed to organizational structure and thinking.Moreover, as shown on television advertising of the Dodge Intrepid, potential customers can assess the design details ... Custom fixtures are often required to produce a part. ... Machine programming provides instructions on how to program the process equipment used to produce the parts, components, and assemblies.
|Author||:||David L. Rainey|
|Publisher||:||Cambridge University Press - 2005-06-14|