Current Concurrency in Practice

P.M. Wognum, R. Curran

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Concurrent Engineering has been a major theme in the 80 s and 90 s of the previous century in research and practice. Many advantages have been achieved in terms of cost and time reduction and quality improvement. While starting with a design-manufacturing alignment, gradually the CE way of thinking has been extended to incorporate more lifecycle functions together with a stronger focus on and involvement of both customer and supplier. In this paper a history of CE is sketched as well as its major achievements and challenges. Challenges are briefly described that exist in two application areas, aeronautics and agro-food.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConcurrent Engineering Approaches for Sustainable Product Development in a Multi-Disciplinary Environment
EditorsJ. Stjepandic, G. Rock, C. Bil
ISBN (Print)9781447144250
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 19th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering


  • Collaborative engineering
  • Collaborative/open innovation
  • Concurrent Engineering
  • Early supplier involvement
  • Supply chain networks
  • Value engineering


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