Special Issue "Product, Process, System Design Review Methods and Tools"
A special issue of Systems (ISSN 2079-8954).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2016).
Interests: product, process, system improvement by means of quality design reviews, and other advanced methods; sustainable lean and green engineering; integrated product and process design and advanced lean/flexible manufacturing/assembly/test systems; lean six-sigma quality system design methods and tools; interactive multimedia and virtual reality simulation
Systems engineering focused on quality product, process, and system design review is a major milestone within a product development process, whereby a product, process, or service system design is evaluated against its requirements in order to verify the outcomes of previous activities and identify issues before committing to it, and, if need, to be re-prioritize further design work.
Design reviews can and should be conducted at several phases of the engineering management, product/process/service system design process. This reduces waste, unnecessary cost and time-to-market delays. Design reviews also play a crucially important role in safety. Systems engineering focused on quality product, process, and system design reviews are essential to avoid recalls.
The ultimate design review, if successful, triggers product, process, and/or service system improvements (also known as continuous quality improvements) in all aspects, and eventually supports a successful product launch or product/process/service system release. In many safety-critical, and often harsh environments, such as in the case of underwater structures/exploration, aerospace, automotive mobility, robotics, computer numerical controlled machines, construction machinery, and others, designing reviews is compulsory, as part of design controls.
This Special Issue introduces systems engineering focused quality product, process, and system design review and management methods, and some tools, illustrated with many practical, real-world examples, industrial, and research use cases. We are interested in methods-based analytical, as well as practical use cases in product, process, and/or system design reviews, including hardware, software, as well as service-oriented industries.
Prof. Dr. Paul G. Ranky
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