Component Engineering and Prototyping
Continuous Improvement Process
We ask these questions:
- Based on the self-assessment and other sources of data, what is THI’s strengths in providing quality services and supports?
- Based on the self-assessment and other sources of data, what is THI’s challenges in providing quality services and supports?
- Based on this information, what are the themes/trends that will be THI’s priority improvement areas?
We work through:
- Anticipated Outcome
- Sources of Assessment
- Current Level of Performance
- Root Cause Analysis
- Improvement Strategies
- Activities Toward Goal
- Measurement of Success
- Modifications of Strategies
- Report to Customer!
Concurrent engineering is preceding design activities and manufacturing engineering at the same time, i.e., concurrently. The idea is that the concurrent nature of these processes significantly increases productivity and product quality. This way, errors and redesigns can be discovered early in the design process when the project is still flexible. By locating and fixing these issues early, the design team can avoid what often become costly errors as the project moves to more complicated computational models and eventually into the actual manufacturing of hardware
- Cross-functional teams
- Concurrent product realization
- Incremental information sharing
- Integrated project management