Management of Design Activities in a Concurrent Engineering Environment
B. Pourbabai and M. Pecht
Concurrent engineering management is an engineering management philosophy
for simultaneously addressing both the engineering as well as the operational
management aspects of the product design process. In this paper, our focus
is on the operational aspects of the Concurrent Engineering Management.
For this purpose a quantitative decision making model is developed to manage
both the cost and the schedule during the product development process.
The proposed model is a fixed charge problem which is solved by a mixed
integer programming algorithm. Furthermore, an example as well as a linear
programming version of the model are presented.
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