Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Fall 2000


Dundar Kocaoglu

Course Title

Management of Engineering and Technology

Course Number

EMGT 520/620


Executive Summary:

In today's world of design, computer aided drafting (CAD) is seen as a necessity to stay competitive. Three-dimensional CAD systems are becoming more common in this industry and it is no myth that these CAD packages can significantly improve a corporations design process. The justification to implement such software is to affect bottom line results by reducing cost, reducing time-to-market and improving quality. A better CAD system may be implemented to generally ehance the capabilities of a design department, but in actuality it has a dramatic impact on all aspects of the business. By analyzing the implementation of a three-dimensional CAD in five critical areas, this paper examines several Northwest companies, focusing on the productivity improvements resulting from new, "improved" systems. The model developed bases the success of CAD implementation on: • Organizational Dynamics • Organizational Culture • Information Systems • Job Design • Training and Education


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