Presented by :
Vivek W. Nagose
Parag G. Mahajan
Shriprasad S. Kurkure
Is a strategy where all the tasks involved in product development are
done in parallel.
Collaboration between all individuals, groups and departments
within a company.
• Customer research
Revising and testing
Suppliers R&D Customers
Product or Service concept
Pilot run and final
Pilot run and final
Why Concurrent Engineering?
Pace of market change has increased
Companies must keep pace with changing
Decisions made sooner rather than later
Reduces/eliminates repetition of tasks
Reduces waste and reworking of design
Product quicker to market
Maximises company profit
Company operates more efficiently
Case study 1: Desktop computer
•The design could specify the following
•Reusable components e.g. monitor, keyboard
•Recycled materials where possible
•Minimise toxic materials used
•Use ethical work practices and sources for raw materials
•Use ‘clean’ manufacturing processes
•Minimise transport of components and materials
•Implement quality procedures to minimise waste etc.
•Low power consumption
•Serviceable items rather than replaceable e.g. disk drive, peripherals etc.
•Design for disassembly – use easily dismantled fixings etc.
•Identify materials used for recycling
•Minimise mixed materials to facilitate separation later
A washing machine to last for ten years in normal use.
Expected typical household use: three times a week for a wash
cycle that will last for 2 hours on average.
What type of test should be used?
How long must the machine survive during the test?
Total hours life required for the machine is:
2 hours/wash x 3 washes/week x 52 weeks/year x 10 years = 3120
Use a quantitative accelerated test. Run the machine constantly for
Reduces time from design concept by 25% or
Reduces Capital investment by 20% or more.
Continuous improvement of product quality.
Increases Product Life Cycle Profitability.
Concurrent Engineering: Simultaneous
development of product and process.
Most important aspect is communication and
formation of teams.
Management support is vitally important.
Don’t be afraid to change current processes and