Design coordination for enabling concurrent engineering

G. Coates, W. Hills, R.I. Whitfield, A.H.B. Duffy

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Abstract

Concurrent Engineering has been identified by many as an approach which can lead to improved product quality in less time at reduced cost. In this paper, we go further by recognising that coordination is a criticalmeans by which Concurrent Engineering can be successfully achieved. A design coordination methodology, generic in nature, is described which allows the maximum permissible design activity to be performed simultaneously. An implementation of the proposed methodology, termed the Design Coordination System, has been developed to assist the designer in performing computational analysis in a distributed computing environment. The Design Coordination System employs a collection of agents that act as members of a multi-functional team operating in a cooperative and coordinated manner in order to satisfy the objective of efficiently performing the design analysis. This involves agents seizing the opportunity to perform activities concurrently when and where possible.

Conference

Conference6th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBath
Period1/09/993/09/99

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Concurrent engineering
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Distributed computer systems
Costs

Keywords

  • concurrent engineering
  • design engineering
  • design coordination

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Coates, G., Hills, W., Whitfield, R. I., & Duffy, A. H. B. (1999). Design coordination for enabling concurrent engineering. Paper presented at 6th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering, Bath, United Kingdom.
Coates, G. ; Hills, W. ; Whitfield, R.I. ; Duffy, A.H.B. / Design coordination for enabling concurrent engineering. Paper presented at 6th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering, Bath, United Kingdom.10 p.
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Design coordination for enabling concurrent engineering. / Coates, G.; Hills, W.; Whitfield, R.I.; Duffy, A.H.B.

1999. Paper presented at 6th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering, Bath, United Kingdom.

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