Deloitte Consulting: Engineering efficiency: How to get more engineering for less

Session Number: PT1005
Connection/Track: Partners
Session Type: Presentation
Primary Presenter: Brian Meeker [Principal - Deloitte Consulting LLP]
Time: Oct 18, 2012 (04:00 PM - 04:45 PM)
Room: Ballroom F,G,H

Abstract:  Research and development (R&D) departments are not alone in being asked by management to do more with less. Facing the squeeze of greater expectations and few resources R&D is left with one choice; improve engineering efficiency. Reduce the hours and resources going to rework and late design changes. Spend less time in unproductive meetings. Do a better job of synchronizing design and manufacturing. Deloitte has developed a process to aggressively address these objectives – focusing on engineering churn. We will present our approach for addressing engineering churn and how we have helped companies reduce failures in design and test process execution, improve decision making during design and development, improve adherence to engineering processes and procedures, manage requirements and ensure cross functional integration in the design process. We will center this discussion around two case studies from where we have effectively implemented this approach for our clients.