Reports on three papers concentrating on simultaneous engineering,presented at the Autotech 89 congress. Argues that CAE and CNC machinesand new manufacturing systems cannot solve all the problems of newproduct introduction because of the traditional stepbystep approach tothe production cycle rather than simultaneous phasing. Concludes thatthere is a need to get back to the basics of manmanagement,communication, and common sense to allow simultaneous engineering andother manufacturing systems to occur naturally.
Integrated Manufacturing Systems – Emerald Publishing
Published: Jan 1, 1990