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|Title: ||Using Taguchi to optimise performance and product cost at the conceptual stage of design|
|Authors: ||Goh, Yee M.|
Saravi, Mohammad E.
Newnes, Linda B.
Mileham, Antony R.
|Keywords: ||Cost estimation|
Concept development process
Taguchi’s orthogonal array approach
|Issue Date: ||2013|
|Publisher: ||© Sage|
|Citation: ||GOH, Y.M. ... et al, 2013. Using Taguchi to optimise performance and product cost at the conceptual stage of design. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 227 (9), pp. 1360-1372.|
|Abstract: ||The difficulty of obtaining a useful cost estimate at the design
stage has long been acknowledged. Data for new products is hardly
available and product specifications are often expressed as a range of
values yet, only limited progress has been made to date to improve the
quality of the average cost estimate at the conceptual design stage. The
aim of this research is to improve the quality of the cost estimate
(average cost) at the conceptual stage of design to assist designers to
consider cost as a critical factor in selecting the most appropriate design
concept. This research investigates the use of Taguchi’s orthogonal array
approach to reduce the variation in the product specification (when
expressed as a range of values) in order to improve the quality of the
average estimated cost for each concept at the conceptual stage of design.
A new process has been created and to validate the process, an industrial
case study has been undertaken.|
|Description: ||This article was published in the journal, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture [© SAGE] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0954405413488361|
|Version: ||Accepted for publication|
|Publisher Link: ||http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0954405413488361|
|Appears in Collections:||Published Articles (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)|
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