Optimizing Overlap between Testing and Design in Engineering Product Development Processes

Khadija Tahera, Claudia Eckert, Chris Earl

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To reduce product development time, upstream testing and downstream design processes are often overlapped. Existing studies do not recommend overlapping in situations where test results may have a significant effect on downstream redesign. However, this study identifies that, due to long procurement time and lengthy physical tests, companies may have no choice but to overlap these tasks to meet product delivery deadlines. This research investigates how a case study company manages these overlaps, and proposes a model to support the overlapping of testing and subsequent redesign phases during the development phases.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSmart Product Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 23rd CIRP Design Conference, Bochum, Germany, March 11th - 13th, 2013
EditorsMichael Abramovici, Rainer Stark
PublisherSpringer Heidelberg
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783642308178
ISBN (Print)9783642308161
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event23rd CIRP Design Conference - Bochum, Germany
Duration: 11 Mar 201313 Mar 2013
Conference number: 23

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Production Engineering
ISSN (Print)2194-0525
ISSN (Electronic)2194-0533


Conference23rd CIRP Design Conference


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