Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2010, Volume: 3, Issue: 5, Pages: 578-581
T. Venkatamuni1 and A. Ramakrishna Rao2*
1 Mechanial Engineering, Sathyabama University, Chennai-600119, India
2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, S.V.U.C.E., S.V.University, Tirupathi -2, India
This paper deals with team formation role in product design and development for lean manufacturing. Its implementation offers the potential for faster product development with fewer engineering hours, improved manufacturability of products, higher quality products fewer start up problems and faster time to market. The concept of multi-functional teams is one of the key aspects of problem solving related to product design in many industries. The membership of a team depends on the type of product to be developed, number of customer requirements, engineering or product characteristics, and so on. The analytic hierarchy process (AHP) tool is used to find the individual specialist weights over product design. In this paper the group of people available in each discipline is mentioned at lower level. The mathematical model is developed for deciding the team members in product design with constraints of number of projects, time and budget.
Keywords: AHP, Lean manufacturing, multi functional teams, product design.
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