Module I History of Concurrent Engineering by zag15981

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									                                                                      CONCURRENT ENGINEERING
                                                                            PROFESSOR NOTES
                                                                                   MODULE 1




           MODULE 1: PHILOSOPHY OF CONCURRENT ENGINEERING
                    DAY #2: HISTORY OF CONCURRENT ENGINEERING


Specific Skills Objectives:
    Knowledge of the historical tradition of the types of product design and
        manufacturing methods, and historical view on “best practice” methods

Activity2 : The wolf, goat and cabbage riddle
        On the left bank of a river in the forest there is a traveler with his large dog (which
is part wolf), his goat, and two dozen heads of cabbage. He wishes to reach a town on the
right bank of the river with all his possessions in a small boat that has a capacity for him
and only one of his charges. His task is complicated by the fact that if left alone the wolf
will eat the goat and the goat will eat the cabbage. Furthermore, he does not want the
cabbage sitting alone on the bank by the forest, because the mice in the forest might eat it.
Answer:
   1.   First, he has to carry the goat to the right bank.
   2.   He has to carry the dog to the right bank and return the goat to the left bank.
   3.   He has to carry the cabbage to the right bank.
   4.   He has to return back and carry the goat to the right bank.



Homework : Find an article which describes a company which is using a Concurrent
Engineering development process. You should look for articles in Mechanical
Engineering, Business Week, Harvard Business Review, Manufacturing Engineering, or
other business/engineering publications.
Due date: Next class

								
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