Product Development in Agile Manufacturing

  ijett-book-cover  International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJCTT)          
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Volume-4 Issue-8                      
Year of Publication : 2013
Authors : R.V.Mahajan , P.R.Bodade


R.V.Mahajan , P.R.Bodade. "Product Development in Agile Manufacturing". International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJCTT). V4(8):3647-3650 Aug 2013. ISSN:2231-5381. published by seventh sense research group.


With the rapidly intensifying market competition, shortening product lifecycles and increased customer demands, industrialists worldwide are developing newer production methodologies and business strategies to remain in competition. Lean and agile are the business strategies gaining preference these days. Normally, these strategies conc entrate on various activities occurring inside and outside of the enterprise. Up gradation from traditional manufacturing to agile manufacturing is generally a systematic process and involves identifying the factors which make enterprise or rather we say the business agile. As we know, product development is a process of transforming market opportunity into a product available for sale. If the lean and agile philosophy is applied to every step of product development process itself, the existing production systems can be rapidly configured as lean or agile systems especially when the product is in pre - manufacturing i.e. conceptual phase. The present paper applies the agile production strategy to the traditional product development process. It considers the factors intrinsic and extrinsic to the enterprise and highlights their impact on product development process as well as on production resources i.e. people, equipment, procedures needed to develop the product.


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Agile manufacturing , product development, leagile manufacturing