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Product Development Exchange

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000010924D
Publication Date: 2003-Jan-31

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Engineering activities suffer as a result of poor access to necessary data or information. Excessive time is spent finding an item and, when the item is found, it is often the wrong one or has already been superseded by another item located elsewhere. The problem exists throughout the entire Product Development (PD) community Engineers are often unaware that data disconnects exist while proceeding with PD activities. As a result, design quality suffers.