Improving Engineering Design: Designing for Competitive Advantage

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Effective design and manufacturing, both of which are necessary to produce high-quality products, are closely related. However, effective design is a prerequisite for effective manufacturing. This new book explores the status of engineering design practice, education, and research in the United States and recommends ways to improve design to increase U.S. industry's competitiveness in world markets.

About Author

Committee on Engineering Design Theory and Methodology, Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, National Research Council


1 Front Matter; 2 Executive Summary; 3 1 Introduction; 4 2 Designing for Competitive Advantage; 5 3 Improving Engineering Design Education; 6 4 A National Engineering Design Research Agenda; 7 5 Recommendations; 8 Appendix A Examples of Product Realization Processes; 9 Appendix B Course Outline for Contemporary Engineering; 10 Glossary; 11 Bibliography; 12 Notes; 13 Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780309044783
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 120
  • ID: 9780309044783
  • ISBN10: 0309044782

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