David JUAREZ , Miguel Angel PEYDRO, Ana MENGUAL, Santiago FERRANDIZ

Volume XXIV (XIV), 2015/3

This paper attempts to explain and disaggregate different focuses of concurrent engineering, analyzing their application to product development and highlighting the improvements involved in their enforcement. Improvements can be observed in projects (quality), in scheduling (reducing the duration) and the cost of implementation (savings), basic achievements of concurrent engineering. Companies that already apply concurrent engineering are often multinationals, being the majority group in use. Its implementation in medium and small businesses is a very useful and achievable goal, in a field that has not developed the methodology. The entire organization (human group) is involved in the implementation of concurrent engineering, with an effort aimed at multifunctional integration and development of both product and process concurrently.

Keywords— Engineering, concurrent, management, development, product.

ISSN 1583-0691, CNCSIS "Clasa B+"