Ch 6: Product Design

About This Chapter

Watch video lessons and learn about product service design, manufacturing specifications, quality function deployment and more. The quizzes that follow each of the lessons can help you gauge your comprehension of the materials.

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'

Video Objective
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.

7 Lessons in Chapter 6: Product Design
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Gaining Competitive Advantage With Product or Service Design

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.

Steps of The Product Design Process

2. Steps of The Product Design Process

Have you ever wondered what steps it takes to create a product? In this lesson, we'll discuss the product design process, from coming up with ideas to providing a finished product to customers.

Rapid Prototyping & Concurrent Design

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.

Product Specifications: Performance, Design & Manufacturing

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.

Robust Design: Definition & Examples

5. Robust Design: Definition & Examples

Production is often the core of many companies. Without the process of creating products, companies wouldn't have anything to offer their customers. In this lesson, we'll learn how a company can improve the production process.

Green Design: Sourcing & Manufacturing

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.

Improving Product & Service Designs: DMADV, QFD & DFM

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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