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Product Design - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
This product design chapter could teach you about the meanings of form and functional design as well as the tools of collaborative design. After you've completed the video lessons in this chapter, you could have a better understanding of:
- The process of gaining a competitive edge in product design
- Design for manufacturability (DFM)
- Green manufacturing and design
- The term 'concurrent engineering'
|Gaining Competitive Advantage With Product or Service Design||Discuss product design as it relates to supply chain managers.|
|Steps of the Product Design Process||Explain the five phases of service and product development.|
|Rapid Prototyping and Concurrent Design||Explore the benefits of concurrent design and rapid prototyping.|
|Form Design, Functional Design and Production||Learn about the usability of these processes.|
|Design Quality: Review and Analysis||Read about value and fault tree analysis.|
|Product Specifications: Performance, Design and Manufacturing||Distinguish between these kinds of product specifications.|
|Robust Design: Definition and Examples||Define robust design and provide examples.|
|Collaborative Design Tools: CAD, CAE and CAM||Explore the applications of these tools.|
|Green Design: Sourcing and Manufacturing||Learn about companies that design for the good of the environment.|
|Improving Product and Service Designs: DMADV, QFD and DFM||Explore the various methods for improving product and service designs.|
1. Gaining Competitive Advantage With Product or Service Design
A good product design increases the amount of product sold. In this lesson, we will learn what a company can do to gain a competitive advantage using product design.
2. Steps of The Product Design Process
The product design process allows companies to bring new products to market in a formulaic way. Learn the definition of product design and explore the steps of the design process, including idea creation, product feasibility, product testing, and launch.
3. Rapid Prototyping & Concurrent Design
Rapid prototyping and concurrent design function as fast methods of production. Learn how both methods are capable of meeting immediate needs, explore the details of both rapid prototyping and concurrent design, and review an example.
4. Product Specifications: Performance, Design & Manufacturing
Examine the three aspects of product specifications that detail information about all products for consumers and manufacturers. See an overview of product specifications before focusing on performance, design, and manufacturing specifications.
5. Robust Design: Definition & Examples
In the field of production, robust design is an important concept to grasp. Look at an introduction to robust design, then dive into its definition, the types of variation, and the pros of robust product design.
6. Green Design: Sourcing & Manufacturing
Green design involves finding sustainable resources and environmentally friendly methods to manufacture products. Learn about green design, sourcing, manufacturing, recycling and reusing, and green design companies.
7. Improving Product & Service Designs: DMADV, QFD & DFM
It is important to explore and analyze methods of improving product and service design. Discover more about design by examining three methods: define, measure, analyze, design, verify (DMADV); quality function deployment (QFD); and design for manufacturing (DFM).
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