Original Date: 04/20/1998
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Design Review Manual
ITT Aerospace/Communications Division’s (A/CD’s) Design Engineering Group recently updated its design review process by implementing an automated, on-line version of the Design Review Manual. The previous practice was driven by customer requirements; lacked a defined objective; varied depending on the initiator; and relied on intermittently conducted design reviews. In addition, employees endured bulky documentation that was often misplaced and quickly became outdated after publication.
Accessible on ITT A/CD’s Intranet, the Design Review Manual offers improved design quality, lowers overall product cost, shortens cycle times, and provides guidance for inexperienced design engineers. By automating this manual, ITT A/CD eliminated bulky documentation, increased employee participation, and provided users with a real-time review of current design requirements. Other benefits include consistent expectations and defined objectives; higher quality products from a more comprehensive design review; independent chairpersons for the design reviews; measurable metrics that ensure compliance to the design process; and quicker design concurrence between the Engineering Management and Integrated Product Development (IPD) teams.
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