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
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

With technology changing every day, the prototyping and design stages are getting shorter and shorter. Rapid prototyping and concurrent design help companies cope with the reduced time.

Product Specifications: Performance, Design & Manufacturing

4. Product Specifications: Performance, Design & Manufacturing

Whenever a business makes a new product, it also has to write all the paperwork that goes along with it, including various product specifications. Watch this video to see what kinds of specifications are needed.

Robust Design: Definition & Examples

5. Robust Design: Definition & Examples

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

Green Design: Sourcing & Manufacturing

6. Green Design: Sourcing & Manufacturing

After watching this video lesson, you will understand what green design involves. You will see what it takes for a company to maintain its green design from its sourcing, to its manufacturing, and then to its recycling and reusing of materials.

Improving Product & Service Designs: DMADV, QFD & DFM

7. Improving Product & Service Designs: DMADV, QFD & DFM

When designing products and services, businesses have several different processes. In this lesson, we'll examine three design processes: the DMADV and QFD processes, which focus on the end user, and DFM, which focuses on manufacturing.

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