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Tailoring the prototyping process to achieve customer value

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dc.contributor.advisor Eric Rebentisch and Roy Welsch. en_US
dc.contributor.author Jordan, Brian Lane en_US
dc.contributor.other Leaders for Manufacturing Program. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-01-30T16:30:08Z
dc.date.available 2009-01-30T16:30:08Z
dc.date.copyright 2008 en_US
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/44302
dc.description Thesis (M.B.A.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management; and, (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering; in conjunction with the Leaders for Manufacturing Program at MIT, 2008. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 61). en_US
dc.description.abstract The main objective for prototyping is to get the most value out of the opportunity. Value may take the form of information, performance, displaying production readiness or proving capability for the amount of resources consumed and time required. The extents to which the aforementioned variables add customer value differ from project to project. Therefore, it is important to understand what the customer values most in the effort and modify the process to best achieve the prioritized results. Achieving customer value in the prototyping process is critical to Raytheon's Advanced Products Center (APC) business because it is likely that the customer will bring production into the facility. Misalignment with customer expectations will be avoided by tailoring the process around the metrics that the customer prioritizes. Confusion and inconsistency will be limited by having a clear and understood process. The intent of this thesis is to provide a means of tailoring the process to best achieve customer value given the characteristics of the project. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Brian Lane Jordan. en_US
dc.format.extent 61 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582 en_US
dc.subject Sloan School of Management. en_US
dc.subject Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.subject Leaders for Manufacturing Program. en_US
dc.title Tailoring the prototyping process to achieve customer value en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.M. en_US
dc.description.degree M.B.A. en_US
dc.contributor.department Sloan School of Management. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.contributor.department Leaders for Manufacturing Program. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 272397170 en_US


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