Accession Number : ADA210408


Title :   Design Producibility Assessment System


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Nov 1988-30 Jun 1989


Corporate Author : CIM SYSTEMS INC RICHARDSON TX


Personal Author(s) : Flower, Mike ; Sanchez, Jose M ; Hickman, Stephen O ; Piumsomboon, Pruchya ; Priest, John


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a210408.pdf


Report Date : 30 Jun 1989


Pagination or Media Count : 115


Abstract : DPAS is an engineering software tool that allows its users to calculate a number called the Manufacturing Index (MI). This number measures several design, material and manufacturing factors related to the level of product manufacturability. The assessment methodology assumes that the producibility assessment process is not a serial decision method, rather, it is a process with parallel interaction from origination of a conceptual design to direct linkage with design, manufacturing, and testing considerations. By formally establishing design rules and producibility criteria, DPAS provides an objective and unbiased producibility assessment judgement at any step in product development. This final report describes the Phase I research efforts with recommendations for a full scale program in Phase II. Keywords: Computer architecture, User friendly, Menu, Online instruction, User interfaces.


Descriptors :   *WORK MEASUREMENT , *INDEXES , *COMPUTER PROGRAMS , INTERACTIONS , INTERFACES , COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE , USER NEEDS , INSTRUCTIONS , PARALLEL ORIENTATION , ONLINE SYSTEMS , LINKAGES , PRODUCTION , MANUFACTURING , COMPUTATIONS , METHODOLOGY


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE