OM - Ch3 - Chapter3. ProductDesign&ProcessSelection XunLi

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Chapter 3.  Xun Li
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2 Inputs, Outputs, and Transformations
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MNGT 368 – Xun Li 3 Learning Objectives 1. Introduction* 2. The product design process** 3. Break-Even Analysis*** 4. Factors Impacting Product Design** 5. Process Selection*
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LO1:  Introduction   Product Design – The process of deciding on the  unique characteristics and features of the company’s  products Product design defines a product’s characteristics of:  appearance ,materials , dimensions , tolerances,  performance standards. Process selection – the development of the process  necessary to produce the designed product Product design and process selection decisions are  made together 4
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LO1:  Introduction   Influences of product design and process  selection: Product quality Product cost Customer satisfaction Overall  manufacturability  – the ease with  which the product can be made 5
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LO2: The Product Design Process Step 1 - Idea Development  Someone thinks of a need and a product/service design to  satisfy it.  Idea from:   Customers/ Marketing/ Engineering/ Competitors Benchmarking: The process of studying the practices of companies  considered “best-in-class” and comparing your company’s  performance against theirs. Reverse engineering The process of disassembling a product to analyze its design  features. 6
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LO2: The Product Design Process Step 2 - Product Screening After a product idea has been developed, it is evaluated to  determine its likelihood of success. Every business needs a formal/structured evaluation  process.  For example:   Fit with facility and labor skills Size of market Contribution margin Break-Even Analysis Return on sales (ROS) 7
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LO2: The Product Design Process Step 3 – Preliminary Design and Testing At this stage, design engineers translate general  performance specifications into technical specifications. Prototypes are built and tested.
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This note was uploaded on 06/12/2011 for the course MNGT 368 taught by Professor Curthurds during the Spring '08 term at Nicholls State.

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OM - Ch3 - Chapter3. ProductDesign&ProcessSelection XunLi

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