Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering - Leading Process and Product Improvement

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IME 5460 - Concurrent Engineering

Catalog Description:

The synthesis of automated design, analysis, and manufacturing processes through integrated computer systems. Topics in automated graphics, wireframe, surface and solids modeling, boundary element analysis, and manufacturing process generation will be investigated.

Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisite: Recommended, IME 2460 or equivalent.

Credits: 3 hours

Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (3 - 0)

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course on Concurrent Engineering (CE) the student will understand:

  1. The current trends in CE.
  2. The potential scope of CE within an organization.
  3. The importance of rapid cross-departmental communication.
  4. The role of computers in implementing CE.


Concurrent Engineering: Shortening Lead Times, Raising Quality, and Lowering Costs (Paperback) by John R. Hartley, ISBN 1-56327-189-3 (recommended)

Product Lifecycle Management: Driving the Next Generation of Lean Thinking (Hardcover) by Michael Grieves, ISBN 0-07-145230-3 (required)

Course Coordinator:

Pavel Ikonomov
Western Michigan University
E-221 Parkview Campus
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5336
Phone: 276-3284

Revision Date: Summer II 2013


Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5336 USA
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