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Total Quality Development: A Step by Step Guide to World Class Concurrent Engineering
By
Don Clausing
Don Clausing
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ISBN-10:
0791800695
No. of Pages:
506
Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
1998

New technologies are the foundation for new products. The development of new products has been described in Chapters 4, 5, and 6 on the assumption that everything was developed within a product program. Many products are developed this way. However, a better approach once a corporation is established in an industry is to develop new technologies outside of any specific product program. When the new technology is sufficiently mature, it is fished out of the technology stream and brought into a program to develop a specific product. This is displayed in Figure 7.1.

This chapter describes the application of the principles of total quality development to the development of the new technologies that are the lifeblood of manufacturing companies.

Advantages of Technology Stream
Short and Certain Product Schedules
Creative Environment
Flexible Technologies—A Key to Total Corporate Flexibility
Development Process for Winning Technologies
Technology Strategy
Creative Work
Robustness Optimization
Selection and Transfer
Successful Roles
Advanced Development
Product Engineering
Different Styles
Generic Improvement
Benefits
Nine Steps for Successful Technology Development—A Summary
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