11. Engineering Design

"The Neglect of Engineering Design," John Dixon and Michael Duffey, California Management Review, Vol. 32, 1990.

Among the research needs identified in this article is the development of the basis for a new generation of computer-aided mechanical design systems that integrate optimization and other mathematical tools with simulation of product and process operation. Industry-wide research and dissemination of the design-for-quality methodologies pioneered by Genichi Taguchi are called for.

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