Faculty Advisor

Fofana, Mustapha S.


For a company to survice in today's competitive world, it should constantly reduce product costs, improve quality and also shorten the time to market. This brought along the shift from the traditional linear management of product realization activities to nonlinear or concurrent engineering (CE) management. The objective of this project is to become familiar with the needs of concurrent engineering approach and its impacts in industry. Using the typical tools of CE, such as computer-aided-design and computer-aided-manufacturing (CAD/CAM), quality function deployment, DesignQA, we have demonstrated how product realization activities are simultaneously managed. The benefits of CE are illustrated by considering a case study for the product realization of the MDX Helicopters at McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Company.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 1999

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering