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Systems for Controlling Design and Manufacture

  • Rod Black
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Abstract

So far we have concentrated mainly on the detailed aspects of design and manufacture, and the ways in which these are interrelated. By now the reader should, when considering a concept or a component, have some insight into the decisions that have to be made as the concepts or components are progressed through the development to the production phase. A single component requiring a once-off design input, then produced using a set procedure, so that regular batch quantities could be supplied at the end of each week to a single supplier, would seem to be fairly straightforward. Would that life were so simple! Unfortunately, most organisations involved with design and manufacture produce a variety of products that have to be delivered to a variety of customers in varying quantities and at varying times.

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© R. M. Black 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rod Black
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  1. 1.University of PortsmouthUK

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