A hierarchical system of performance measures for concurrent engineering

Bopana K. Ganapathy, Chon Huat Goh

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As firms respond to increased competitive pressures by adopting new strategies, it becomes necessary to identify and measure factors that reflect the successes or failures of such strategies. In this paper, we address the issue of performance measures for one such strategy-concurrent engineering. Traditional accounting-based performance measures are inappropriate for monitoring and diagnosing deficiencies at the operational (or process) level. Here, we propose a three level hierarchical system of process based metrics for the product delivery performance achieved with concurrent engineering. Metrics at the primary level monitor performance and serve as a basis for benchmarking. Metrics at the secondary and tertiary levels diagnose performance; that is, they help explain results obtained at the primary level.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-142
Number of pages6
JournalConcurrent Engineering Research and Applications
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science Applications


  • Concurrent engineering
  • Process based performance measures


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