THE DECISION PROCESS IN SET-BASED CONCURRENT ENGINEERING - AN INDUSTRIAL CASE STUDY
Editor: Marjanovic D., Storga M., Pavkovic N., Bojcetic N.
Author: Raudberget, D.
Section: DESIGN METHODS
Decision-making and selection of different design alternatives is a central activity in product development. This paper compares the decision process of Set-Based Concurrent Engineering to Pugh’s method of controlled convergence in an industrial case study. The purpose is to investigate if the set-based decision process renders different results compared to the traditional Pugh matrix selection. In the case study, Pugh’s matrix promoted the development of new concepts. The set-based process offered the opposite approach, aiming at improving the currently used technologies.