Who is using CE?
Based on a Manufactruring Attitude Survey (Computervision 1993) l’88% of UK Companies declares to adopt the CE; the 98% of such companies declared that CE provides significant improvements respect traditional product development processes.
Similar Results have been obtained on survey related to the question “who is interested in TQM (Total Quality Management)”
So it is very important to identify what it means to develop a concurrent engineering framework able to support quality issues.
In 1994 IBM opened in Europe (near Brussels) a professional education center devoted to CE & TQM in order to provide consultancy to industry in Europe.