Alternatives to teams
- ASK THE MANAGER. // Design News;12/1/91, Vol. 47 Issue 23, p172
Discusses industrial management issues in engineering design and industrial design. Multifunctional design teams to set the product completion schedule; Constant trade-off between many factors; Searching for the most competitive compromise; Responsibility for product design on a concurrent or...
- Withdrawal of Team Autonomy During Concurrent Engineering. Gerwin, Donald; Moffat, Linda // Management Science;Sep97, Vol. 43 Issue 9, p1275
Team autonomy is an essential characteristic of cross-functional teams engaged in concurrent engineering. At the same time it is a characteristic that North American firms have considerable difficulty in successfully implementing. Delegating a good deal of decision making to teams is often...
- Cross-functional teams: A panacea or just another headache? Proehl, Rebecca A. // Supervision;Jul96, Vol. 57 Issue 7, p6
Discusses the results of a study on business cross-functional teams in the United States. Description of cross-functional teams; Uses of cross-functional teams; Factors that contribute to the success of the teams; Findings from the Projects for Change study on cross-functional teams.
- How to lead and facilitate teams. Antonioni, David // Industrial Management;Nov/Dec96, Vol. 38 Issue 6, p22
Highlights the utilization of team-structures in organizations. Types of teams; Reasons why teams are created; Importance of having productive meetings; Role of the team leader.
- Ten rules for timely task completion in cross-functional teams. Swamidass, Paul M.; Aldridge, M. Dayne // Research Technology Management;Jul/Aug1996, Vol. 39 Issue 4, p12
Provides guidelines for timely task completion in cross-functional (CF) teams. Four impediments to decision making in CF teams; Relating individual and team perspectives; Maintaining a concern for time.
- So far, so good. McGarvey, Robert // Entrepreneur;Dec1997, Vol. 25 Issue 12, p80
Focuses on virtual teaming, and the benefits which Karen Settle, founder and chief executive officer of Keystone Marketing Specialists observed in its implementation in the company. Definition of virtual team; Listing of trends which are fueling the popularity of virtual trends; Information on...
- CE in the long run. FLEISCHER, MITCHELL // Automotive Manufacturing & Production;Jan1999, Vol. 111 Issue 1, p14
Compares the two companies Heavy Equipment Inc. (HCI) and Electro-Mechanical Equipment Inc. (EMEI), wherein HCI lags EMEI by several years in terms of concurrent engineering (CE). Techniques used by HCI for their CE initiative; Information on the EMEI CE effort; Observation on both companies.
- Break old boundaries with concurrent engineering. Litsikas, Mary // Quality;Apr97, Vol. 36 Issue 4, p54
Discusses the elements for the success of concurrent engineering. Correlation between communication and product; Need for management support and listening skills; Importance of communication among customers, suppliers and other parties; Guide questions that help companies stay focused on...
- Concurrent engineering: The key to success in today's... Thorpe, Paula A. // IIE Solutions;Oct95, Vol. 27 Issue 10, p10
Looks at concurrent engineering as it relates to competition. Benefits of this designing strategy; History of the development of the concurrent engineering designing strategy; Example of the design using Champion Road Machinery Limited of Goderich, Ontario; Questions to be addressed when...