Posts Tagged ‘engineering’

User-Centered Engineering Design

Customer experience (CX) is the primary component of innovative engineering design. The concept of a user-centered design is adopted by some of the greatest minds and companies of our time. Steve Jobs stated, “You’ve got to start with the customer experience and work back toward the technology – not the other way around.” In the…

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When is a Prototype Right for a Business?

Whether a small or large business, when business models involve building and distributing a product, creating a prototype of a product before its initial launch can generate a competitive edge.  As prototypes come in all shapes and sizes, they’re developed and used in almost every type of industry to be properly tested and evaluated by…

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Mechanical Design: The Main Contributor to the Success of a Product

For a company that is involved in the creation of various items and products, mechanical design can be beneficial and contribute to the longevity of the company.  There are a number of steps to the engineering process: research and development, prototyping and product life-cycle management. Mechanical design products can assist in the concept design stage…

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Custom Engineering Solutions Through Defined Manufacturing Principles

Within every industry, LEAN manufacturing, six sigma, and operational excellence can be integrated into daily operations for similar results. However, implementation and consistent practice of these manufacturing principles depends on the business at-hand, as they are no requirement. As one would expect, virtually every business in the market possesses differing systems, processes and overall end-goals.…

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5 Principals for Achieving Operational Excellence in a Business

Within a business, a disorganized, cluttered work environment may cause profit loss. To avoid this, it is important to successfully achieve operational excellence through the implementation of a method from LEAN manufacturing: the 5S strategy. The 5S strategy simplifies the work environment with a compiled set of workplace principles for keeping a business in segregate…

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Choosing a Method: Six Sigma vs. LEAN Manufacturing

Six Sigma and LEAN manufacturing principals are used to improve processes and create efficiencies in the overall manufacturing industry. Although the two methodologies gear toward similar outcomes, they both possess contrasting qualities. Six Sigma is a process dedicated to the focus on quality output of a finished product through a data given approach. While cost…

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The Integration of Supply Chain Management and Engineering

As industries become far more complex in a fast-paced market, the integration of certain operations and field duties becomes a less-disciplined movement across borders. With today’s industry practices and standards, the integration of supply chain management and engineering is quite justifiable. Supply chain management and engineering fields espouse one another through their responsibilities. Both fields…

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A Case for Contract Engineering in Upstream Oil and Gas

The oil and gas industry undertook a significant transformation over the past two years during a substantial historical recession. However, as always, the oil and gas industry has responded with a shift of focus from traditional methodologies to the latest version of the industrial revolution, “Industry 4.0” as it has been termed. The purpose of…

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