Design support methodology using quality function deployment with feature-based reasoning

Z. El-Kahlout, C. Irgens, Barbara Savage

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    This paper reviews the benefits and shortcomings of QFD as a design support tool. It identifies the principle problem areas, considers briefly work which has already been done to address them, and then focuses on a proposed solution to one of these problem areas. It is suggested that a Feature-Based Reasoning approach would be a beneficial addition to the evaluation process to determine the relation between the WHATs and HOWs, and that this would result in an improvement in the ease of use and robustness of this part of the QFD process.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationStrategic management of the manufacturing value chain
    EditorsU. Bititci, A. Carrie
    Place of PublicationNorwell, Massachusetts, USA
    PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)0412827107
    Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 1998

    Publication series

    NameIFIP advances in information and communication technology
    PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers


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