The White Goods Part Designed Based on DFM/DFA Concepts in a Concurrent Engineering Environment


  • Osiris Canciglieri Junior PUC-PR
  • Antonio Batocchio UNICAMP
  • João Pedro Buiarskey Kovalchuk CNH Latin America


Concurrent engineering, DFM/DFA, Design management, White Goods, Product development, Interoperability


The classical way to manage the product development processes for
massive production has been changing as the high pressure for cost reduction,
higher quality standards and market seeking for innovation lead to the
necessity of new tools for development control. This context and the learning
from the automotive, aerospace industries and others segments were the
starting point to understand and apply manufacturing and assembly oriented
designs to ease the task of generate goods and from this to obtain at least
part of the expected results. This paper demonstrates the applicability of the
concepts of Concurrent Engineering and DFM/DFA (Design for Manufacturing
and Assembly) in the development of products and parts for the White Goods
industry in Brazil (major appliances as refrigerators, cookers and washing
machines), showing one case concerning to the development and releasing
of a component. Finally, it shows, shortly, how using these techniques as a
solution had provided cost savings and reduction in delivery time.


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Author Biographies

Osiris Canciglieri Junior, PUC-PR

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Antonio Batocchio, UNICAMP

Graduated in Civil Engineering at University of São Paulo (1979);
Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering at University of Sao
Paulo (1987) and Doctoral in Mechanical Engineering at State University of
Campinas (1991). He is currently Professor at UNICAMP. He was head of
the Department of Manufacturing Engineering and Associate Coordinator
of the Undergraduate Program in Control and Automation (Mechatronics)
in the School of Mechanical Engineering at State University of Campinas.
His Postdoctoral was in IEOR Division at the University of Minnesota / USA
(1994-1996). He has experience in Production Engineering, with emphasis
on Production and his research areas of interest are: planning and control,
production management, supply chain, manufacturing systems, strategic
management and quality tools.

João Pedro Buiarskey Kovalchuk, CNH Latin America

He is graduated in Electrical Engineering at Federal University of
Parana - UFPR(1998); Master Science degree in Industrial Engineering and
Systems by PPGEPS at Pontifical Catholic University of Parana (PU-CPR) in
2006. Actually he is working in Active in Quality of Items Purchased at CNH Latin
America. He has experience in Product Development and his research area
of interest is Product Development in a Concurrent Engineering Environment.




How to Cite

Canciglieri Junior, O., Batocchio, A., & Kovalchuk, J. P. B. (2010). The White Goods Part Designed Based on DFM/DFA Concepts in a Concurrent Engineering Environment. Brazilian Journal of Operations & Production Management, 6(2), 75–100. Retrieved from