A CIMOSA presentation of an integrated product design review framework

Kwai Sang Chin, J. Lam, J. S.F. Chan, K. K. Poon, Jianbo Yang

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Integrating subsystems of manufacturing processes, material flow, organization and information to form a manufacturing system is vital to a smooth and responsive operation in the dynamic market. This article presents an integrated system framework for product design optimization in terms of cost, quality and reliability considerations, which are mapped onto the computer integrated manufacture - open system architecture (CIMOSA). The authors employ quality function deployment (QFD), value engineering (VE) and failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA) as part of a structured and targeted campaign to achieve quality, cost and reliability deployment objectives. The outcome facilitates the product design and development team to consider tradeoffs among the conflicts from customer attributes as well as the inherent fuzziness in the system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)260-278
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2005


  • Failure modes and effects analysis
  • IDEF
  • Product design and development
  • Quality Function Deployment
  • Value engineering


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