Experiences in product, process, and facility development: A case of study
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Competitive advantages in the new global economy will belong to enterprises capable of develop high customized products. In order to compete, companies require adopting structured process to develop and improve their practices in Integrated Product, Process and Facility Development (IPPFD). This research project demonstrates how the methodological use of a Reference Model allows the companies to create a Particular Model to set-up successful IPPFD Processes focusing on specific issues of the company. One case study was implemented to demonstrate how the Reference Model can be used in a company to develop a New Product Development Program to redesign and improve its products. © Springer-Verlag 2004.