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Design for Competition: The Swedish DFX Experience

  • Margareta Norell
  • Sören Andersson

Abstract

This chapter presents some results from a number of investigations concerning impact on concurrency and efficiency from the use of Design for X (DFX) tools in product development in Swedish industry. The project has been performed through an inter-disciplinary research programme with cooperation between Department of Machine Design at Royal Institute of Technology and Department of Psychology at Stockholm University. The studies were carried out in industrial sectors of mechanical and electro-mechanical products. Studied tools include DFA — Design for Assembly, FMEA — Failure Mode and Effects Analysis, QFD — Quality Function Deployment and EPS — Environmental Priority Strategies. The results have proven valid for product development in general. Important results are:
  • • No tool will create concurrent engineering unless the organization of work is adapted to a high degree of co-operation between functions, e.g. marketing, design and manufacturing, and competence domains.

  • • Use of the tools and/or information technology in product development could give excellent support to concurrent engineering if the implementation is made with regards to co-operative work.

  • • Design for competition demands a simultaneous focusing on both product development process and the persons in the process.

Keywords

Life Cycle Assessment Product Development Support Tool Quality Function Deployment Product Development Process 
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  • Margareta Norell
  • Sören Andersson

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