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A structured approach for assessing the effectiveness of engineering design tools in new product development

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This article presents an approach for assessing the effectiveness of engineering design tools applied within new product development (NPD). In this approach both the quality of the proccss used to apply the design tool and the quality of outputs generated by the design tool are assessed. The approach described was developed and piloted in an engineer-to-order (ETO) company. The specific assessment instruments created are also presented. Future work Will include investigating the use of the approach for additional design tools and analyzing how design tool effectiveness relates to overall product launch effectiveness.
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product development, BENCHMARKING, NPD PRACTICES, performance measurement, engineering design, engineer-to-order

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Farris, Jennifer, Eileen Van Aken, Geert Letens, Kimberley Ellis, and John Boyland. 2007. “A Structured Approach for Assessing the Effectiveness of Engineering Design Tools in New Product Development.” Emj-engineering Management Journal 19 (2): 31–39.
APA
Farris, J., Van Aken, E., Letens, G., Ellis, K., & Boyland, J. (2007). A structured approach for assessing the effectiveness of engineering design tools in new product development. EMJ-ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, 19(2), 31–39.
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Farris J, Van Aken E, Letens G, Ellis K, Boyland J. A structured approach for assessing the effectiveness of engineering design tools in new product development. EMJ-ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT JOURNAL. 2007;19(2):31–9.
MLA
Farris, Jennifer, Eileen Van Aken, Geert Letens, et al. “A Structured Approach for Assessing the Effectiveness of Engineering Design Tools in New Product Development.” EMJ-ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT JOURNAL 19.2 (2007): 31–39. Print.
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  abstract     = {This article presents an approach for assessing the effectiveness of engineering design tools applied within new product development (NPD). In this approach both the quality of the proccss used to apply the design tool and the quality of outputs generated by the design tool are assessed. The approach described was developed and piloted in an engineer-to-order (ETO) company. The specific assessment instruments created are also presented. Future work Will include investigating the use of the approach for additional design tools and analyzing how design tool effectiveness relates to overall product launch effectiveness.},
  author       = {Farris, Jennifer and Van Aken, Eileen and Letens, Geert and Ellis, Kimberley and Boyland, John},
  issn         = {1042-9247},
  journal      = {EMJ-ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT JOURNAL},
  keyword      = {product development,BENCHMARKING,NPD PRACTICES,performance measurement,engineering design,engineer-to-order},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {31--39},
  title        = {A structured approach for assessing the effectiveness of engineering design tools in new product development},
  volume       = {19},
  year         = {2007},
}

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