In the last few decades, the product development process has undergone a noticeable change, which is due to the global competition, international markets, and increasing customer needs. Managing the product development process, right from idea generation to final product manufacturing has to be systematic and effective to meet the customer needs, while incorporating the time-to-market constraint as well. Thiscourse presents an overview of the productdesign and development process, along with the manufacturing aspects. The concepts Design for Manufacturing and Assembly, analytical tools for development, costing and manufacturing would help the students and practitioners learn to conceptualize, design, and manufacture competitively-priced quality products. Prototyping and simulation using soft tools are also incorporated make the students learn the modern tools in manufacturing.
Dr. JanakranjanRamkumar is currently a Professor of Mechanical Engineering Department, and Design Program, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He teaches manufacturing science, micro/nano technology, new product development. He has a bachelors in Production Engineering with his doctorate in Defect quantification in drilling of composites from IIT Madras, India with a best thesis award. Over the years his contribution in teaching and research is remarkable. He has worked for BOSCH group and improved the productivity of the company. His research and teaching focus is on nano technology and inclusive design. He has several international and national patents in his credit and has published more than 100 journal papers.