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Unformatted text preview: ecialties Into the Systems Engineering Process meets—that is, assessments of the degree to which the system accomplished the desired mission goals/objectives. 6.7 Producibility Producibility is a system characteristic associated with the ease and economy with which a completed design can be transformed (i.e., fabricated, manufactured, or coded) into a hardware and/or software realization. While major NASA systems tend to be produced in small quantities, a particular producibility feature can be critical to a system's cost-effectiveness, as experience with the Shuttle's thermal tiles has shown. 6.7.1 Role of the Production Engineer The production engineer supports the systems engineering process (as a part of the multi-disciplinary PDT) through an active role in implementing specific design features to enhance producibility, and by performing the production engineering analyses needed by the project. These tasks and analyses include: • • • • • • • Performing the manufacturing/fabrication portion of the system risk management program (see Section 4.6). This is accomplished by conducting a rigorous production risk assessment and by planning effective risk mitigation actions. Identifying system design features that enhance producibility. Efforts usually focus on design simplification, fabrication tolerances, and avoidance of hazardous materials. Conducting producibility trade studies to determine the most cost-effective fabrication/manufacturing process Assessing production feasibility within project constraints. This may include assessing contractor and principal subcontractor production experience and capability, new fabrication technology, special tooling, and production personnel training requirements. Identifying long-lead items and critical materials Estimating production costs as a part of life-cycle cost management Developing production schedules Developing approaches and plans to validate fabrication/manufacturing processes. The results of these tasks and prod...
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This document was uploaded on 02/26/2014 for the course E 515 at University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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