Concurrent Engineering (CE) has recently been recognized as a more integrated approach to develope high quality products and bringing them to highly competitive global market at lower price and in significantly less time. In the past few years, an increasing effort has been made to understand and implement the principles of CE. However, there has been insufficient attempt to document these principles systematically. This paper examines the subject of CE and the ongoing studies which emphasize its various functions. A summary is presented and the projection of possible future research is discussed.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Information Systems and Management
- Management Science and Operations Research
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
- Applied Mathematics