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MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING:

OPTIMIZING YOUR DESIGN WORKFLOW

Manufacturing Engineering has become more than a position: it has morphed into a multi-disciplinary and multi-factorial pursuit towards design optimization. Conventional mechanical engineering approaches using strict scholastic practices are not enough: unconventional development requires unconventional approaches. Hence the need for manufacturing engineering that provides a holistic approach from many different angles.

This all encompassing approach creates risk mitigation, counters group think, and perceptual sets that are based erroneous orthodox to a school of thought. Conceptualizing does add creativity to designs but due to internal company pressures imagination can out pace technological capabilities. Or, even worse, a risk adverse corporate culture can kill vision and remain in antiquated technological operations.

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Hybridization of multiple positions into one position, coupled with the removal of ineffective tasks that create no value for a product, yields greater manufacturing engineering results. This leads to more a robust effort in Research and Development (R&D) which creates more engineering opportunities at a lesser cost. Additionally, it eliminates wasteful positions and job tasks by simply and efficiently blending multiple paradigms together with a targeted outcome. The utilization of proactive measures like focus groups, small batch sampling, and manufacturing on-demand reduce manufacturing risks.

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ISS uses Manufacturing Engineering concept as a position, paradigm, and philosophy. We believe a well-rounded approach that synthesizes orthodox and unorthodox procedures, techniques, and approaches fuses the best of both schools of thought. That philosophy includes integrating only the best manufacturing processes from a global perspective. Deming, Toyota, Kan Ban, Quality Circle, TQM, ISO, DIN, and other manufacturing strategies emanate from different places in the world.

By harnessing the best of all these strategies we can come to an integrated strategy that can account and prepare for a plethora of solutions. This unleashes the maximum return on investment for our clients at the lowest possible cost. With a great emphasis on R&D, functional part sourcing, and functional design analysis we reduce the risk of "trial and error" engineering. And less iterations, less mistakes, and less problems means a more comfortable and profitable future for our customers.

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REFERENCES / CITED SOURCES

Please see the following links for further reading:

-Definitions and acronyms for this article can be found in this link 

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-Columbus, Louis. “10 Ways Design-To-Manufacturing Drives More Revenue.” IQMS Manufacturing Blog, August 29, 2019. https://erpblog.iqms.com/ways-design-to-manufacturing-drives-revenue/.

-Systèmes, Dassault. “A Roadmap for Global Manufacturing Excellence.” Dassault Systèmes®, June 3, 2019. https://discover.3ds.com/roadmap-for-manufacturing-excellence.

-“Https:/IQMS/Create A Product Quality Roadmap Delmiaworks Whitepaper.” Dassault. Dassault, June 14, 2020.

https://www.qualitymag.com/ext/resources/files/white_papers/IQMS/create-a-product-quality-roadmap-delmiaworks-whitepaper.pdf.

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“SME.” SME. Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Accessed June 14, 2020. https://www.sme.org/.

-Wright, Ian. “15 Facts About US Manufacturing.” Engineering.com. Accessed June 14, 2020. https://www.engineering.com/AdvancedManufacturing/ArticleID/12593/15-Facts-About-US-Manufacturing.aspx.

-“ASME - American Society of Mechanical Engineers.” Engineering ToolBox. Engineering ToolBox. Accessed June 14, 2020. https://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/asme-d_7.html.

-“ISO 9000 Family - Quality Management.” ISO. International Organization for Standardization, March 11, 2020. https://www.iso.org/iso-9001-quality-management.html.

-“Toyota Producing Quality: Quality Assured in Every Vehicle.” Toyota Motor Europe, November 18, 2019. https://www.toyota-europe.com/world-of-toyota/feel/quality/producing-quality.

-“W. Edwards Deming.” Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, May 26, 2020. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._Edwards_Deming.