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ch3 Student: ___________________________________________________________________________ 1. Concept development is one of the typical phases of product development. True False 2. Early prototypes of a new product, using the same geometry and material processes as the production versions are usually constructed during the concept development phase of the product development process. True False 3. A key decision point in the generic development process during "Phase 4: Testing and refinement" is concept approval. True False 4. A key decision point in the generic development process during "Phase 1: Concept Development" is project approval. True False 5. The generic development process outlined in the textbook is followed by many, if not most, of the firms in the Fortune 500. True False 6. Target customers are specified during "Phase 0: Planning" of the generic product development process. True False 7. The main purpose of concurrent engineering is to improve product quality. True False 8. Quality function deployment is an engineering analysis whose purpose is to simplify products and processes. True False 9. Quality function deployment involves listening to customers to determine the characteristics of a superior product. True False 10. Designing a new product for aesthetics and for the user is generally termed industrial design. True False 11. One of the methodologies that can aid in designing a new product for customers is a House of Quality matrix. True False 12. Value analysis/value engineering has as its objective to increase product quality and reduce costs. True False 13. DFMA stands for design for manufacturing and assembly. True False 14. In a concurrent engineering approach to product design and development, an integration team insures that various parts of the product are compatible with the needs of the target customer. True False 15. A key tool of a quality function deployment team is the house of quality matrix. True False 16. A contract manufacturer is an organization capable of manufacturing and/or purchasing all of the components needed to produce a finished product or device. True False 17. Specialized design firms tend to have highly developed processes that support the needs of particular industries. True False 18. Core competencies are those things that everyone in the firm must be able to do well. True False 19. A competency is not core if it is easy for competitors to imitate. True False 20. One goal of having a core competency is to do something better than anyone else. True False 21. The conclusion of the product development process is when the product is withdrawn from the market. ... View Full Document

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