Product design and development

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Irwin/McGraw-Hill, 2000 - Technology & Engineering - 358 pages
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Treating such contemporary design and development issues as identifying customer needs, design for manufacturing, prototyping, and industrial design, PRODUCT DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT presents in a clear and detailed way a set of product development techniques aimed at bringing together the marketing, design, and manufacturing functions of the enterprise. The integrative methods in the book facilitate problem solving and decision making among people with different disciplinary perspectives, reflecting the current industry trend to perform product design and development in cross-functional teams.

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Contents

Introduction
1
Development Processes and Organizations
13
Product Planning
35
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About the author (2000)

Karl Ulrich (Philadelphia, PA) is a faculty member at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. Steven Eppinger (Cambridge, MA) teaches at the Alfred P. Sloan School of Management at MIT.