Browsing by Author "Al-Ashaab, Ahmed"

Browsing by Author "Al-Ashaab, Ahmed"

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  • Mohd Saad, Norhairin; Al-Ashaab, Ahmed; Maksimovic, Maksim; Zhu, L.; Shehab, Essam; Ewers, P.; Kassam, A. (Springer, 2013-03-01)
    Problem solving is a crucial skill in product development. Any lack of effective decision making at an early design stage will affect productivity and increase costs and the lead time for the other stages of the product ...
  • Mohd Saad, Norhairin (Cranfield University, 2013-03)
    This research project aims to develop a novel A3 thinking approach to support knowledge driven design that aids the generation of decision making within a Lean Product and Process Development (LeanPPD) environment. This ...
  • Cabello, Alan; Flores, Karina; Flores, Myrna; Khan, Muhammad; Al-Ashaab, Ahmed (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2012-06-18)
    Since Taguchi’s introduction to robustness much has been researched about it, particularly into the field of new product development. Despite the attention given to the subject by academia, recent research has found ...
  • Al-Ashaab, Ahmed; Flores, Myrna; Doultsinou, Athanasia; Magyar, Andrea (Taylor and Francis, 2011-07)
    The Balanced Scorecard (BSC) can be considered as a strategic measurement tool. Many companies have applied it to measure four key aspects of their organisations’ performance: financial, customer, internal business process ...
  • Al-Ashaab, Ahmed; Golob, Matic; Noriega, Paula; Torriani, Filippo; Alvarez, Pedro; Beltran, Ana; Busachi, Alessandro; Ex-Ignotis, Lambert; Rigatti, Carlotta; Sharma, Sanjiv (Cranfield University Press, 2013-09-19)
    The Configuration Optimisation of Next-Generation Aircraft (CONGA) is a proposed framework in a response industrial need to enhance the aerospace capability in the UK. In order to successfully address this challenge, a ...
  • Al-Ashaab, Ahmed; Golob, Matic; Noriega, Paula; Torriani, Filippo; Alvarez, Pedro; Beltran, Ana; Busachi, Alessandro; Ex-Ignotis, Lambert; Rigatti, Carlotta; Sharma, Sanjiv (2013-09-19)
    The Configuration Optimisation of Next-Generation Aircraft (CONGA) is a proposed framework in a response to industrial need to enhance the aerospace capability in the UK. In order to successfully address this challenge, a ...
  • Al-Ashaab, Ahmed; Shehab, Essam; Alam, Rahman; Sopelanad, Amaia; Sorli, Mikel; Flores, Myrna; Taisch, Marco; Stokic, Dragan; James-Moore, Mike (2012-06-30)
    This paper is presenting the conceptual Lean Product and Process Development (LeanPPD) model which is a project funded by the EU-PF7. The project is addressing the needs of European manufacturing companies of a new model ...
  • Khan, Muhammad Sharjeel (Cranfield University, 2012-08)
    ‘Lean’ or ‘lean thinking’ refers to an improvement philosophy which focuses on the fulfilment of customer value and the reduction of waste. This philosophy is credited with the extraordinary rise of Toyota, one of the ...
  • Alotaibi, Sati Fehaid (Cranfield University, 2016-01)
    As technologies become more complex and competition becomes tougher than ever before, manufacturers in the developed world acknowledge the significance of a competitive strategy in increasing sales to their customers. These ...
  • Arundachawat, Panumas; Roy, Rajkumar; Al-Ashaab, Ahmed; Shehab, Essam (Cranfield University Press, 2009-03-31)
    This paper aims to present state-of-the-art and formulate future research areas on design rework in concurrent design environment. Related literatures are analysed to extract the key factors which impact design rework. ...
  • Alam, Rahman (Cranfield University, 2015-07)
    Substantial benefits can be achieved through the adoption of lean type thinking earlier at the design stage to create more viable products. A complex design cannot be easily leaned out in production; therefore, the ...
  • Suwanda, Supriana; Sobun, Noodhir S.; Al-Ashaab, Ahmed; Khan, Muhammad S.; Rehman, Abdullah Rehman; Beg, Najam (World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society (WSEAS), 2016-12-31)
    Set-based Concurrent Engineering (SBCE) is advocated in order to provide an environment where design space is explored thoroughly leading to enhanced innovation. This is achieved by considering an alternative set of solutions ...
  • Arundachawat, Panumas (Cranfield University, 2012)
    Design rework includes unnecessary repetition in design tasks to correct design problems. Resolving design matters in advance, through in-depth understanding of the design planning and rework issues and development of ...
  • Yang, Tianli (Cranfield University, 2011-01)
    Product quality is the most vital factor for manufacturers’ survival. As an effective quality control technique, FMEA (Failure Mode Effect Analysis) has been put into widespread use. However, improper, unsystematic and ...
  • Al-Ashaab, Ahmed; Flores, Myrna; Hernando Anta, Pablo; Varro, Brigitta (Cranfield University Press, 2013-09-19)
    Global environmental problems, energy and raw material prices as well as their availability, increasingly demanding legislation and environmental taxes are some of the reasons that drive the consideration of sustainability ...
  • Al-Shaigi, Homoud; Al-Ashaab, Ahmed (International Journal of Economics and Management Systems, 2017-05-15)
    There are economic, strategic and technological needs for establishing a national aerospace sector in many developing countries. This is to support the growing demands for aerospace related products and to encourage ...
  • Wasim, Ahmad; Shehab, Essam; Abdalla, Hassan; Al-Ashaab, Ahmed; Sulowski, Robert; Alam, Rahman (Springer Science Business Media, 2013-03-31)
    This paper presents a cost modelling system for lean product and process development to support proactive decision making and mistake elimination at the design stage. The foundations of the system are based upon three lean ...
  • Zhu, Linjia (Cranfield University, 2012-01)
    Design quality always has great impact on the competitive attribution of companies. Knowledge Management has become an important process which could help companies to accumulate the knowledge created in the past, and use ...
  • Al-Ashaab, Ahmed; Molyneaux, M.; Doultsinou, A.; Brunner, B.; Martínez, E.; Moliner, F.; Santamaría, V.; Tanjore, D.; Ewers, P.; Knight, G. (Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam., 2012-02-01)
    A knowledge-based environment to support product design validation of refresh projects (projects with minor changes in comparison with previous ones) has been developed. This was achieved by capturing the relation between ...
  • Araci, Zehra Canan; Al-Ashaab, Ahmed; Maksimovic, Maksim (Academic Conferences and Publishing International (ACPI) / Academic Conferences International Limited, 2016-04-01)
    The increased international competition forces companies to sustain and improve market share through the production of a high quality product in a cost effective manner and in a shorter time. Set‑based concurrent engineering ...