CIRP Encyclopedia of Production Engineering

2019 Edition
| Editors: Sami Chatti, Luc Laperrière, Gunther Reinhart, Tullio Tolio

Cooperative Engineering

  • Jan-Fabian MeisEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-53120-4_16764

Synonyms

Definition

Cooperative engineering describes an approach which aims to develop products and support production structures and processes within disciplines parallel and with strong interaction between all stakeholders.

Theory and Application

Overview

Sequential development of products within specific areas as well as insufficient communication between departments combined with increased product complexity has led to an increased time-to-market. Simultaneous engineering and concurrent engineering have emerged as development concepts in the early 1960s (Lawson and Karandikar 1994; Kusiak 1992). The benefit of strong integration of all stakeholders involved in product development process as well as the parallelization of activities has promised significant improvements in development time and development cost. Primary approach is the overlap and parallelization of activities which traditionally were performed in...

This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.

References

  1. Backhouse J, Brookes N (1996) Concurrent engineering: what works where: what’s working where. Gower Publishing, HampshireGoogle Scholar
  2. Ehrlenspiel K, Meerkamm H (2013) Integrierte Produktentwicklung. Denkabläufe, Methodeneinsatz, Zusammenarbeit. [Integrated product development. Processes, methods, collaboration]. Hanser Verlag, München (in German)Google Scholar
  3. Kusiak A (1992) Concurrent engineering: automation, tools, and techniques. Wiley, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  4. Lamghabbar A, Yacout S, Ouali MS (2004) Concurrent optimization of the design and manufacturing stages of product development. Int J Prod Res 42:4495–4512zbMATHCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Lawson M, Karandikar HM (1994) A survey of concurrent engineering. Concurr Eng: Res Appl 2:1–6CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Loureiro G, Curran R (2007) Complex systems concurrent engineering: collaboration, technology innovation and sustainability. Springer, LondonCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Pokojski J, Fukuda S, Salwiński J (2010) New world situation: new directions in concurrent engineering. Springer, LondonCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Skalak S (2002) Implementing concurrent engineering in small companies. Marcel Dekker, New YorkCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Sohlenius G (1992) Concurrent engineering. CIRP Ann Manuf Technol 41(2):645–655CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© CIRP 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Verein der Freunde und Förderer des Instituts für Werkzeugmaschinen und Betriebswissenschaften der TU München (iwb e.V.)GarchingGermany

Section editors and affiliations

  • Günther Schuh
    • 1
  1. 1.Forschungsinstitut für Rationalisierung (FIR) e. VRWTH AachenAachenGermany