Concurrent Engineering (CE) is a methodology used in product development that emphasizes concurrent development of the product and manufacturing process. The goal is to consider all elements of the product life cycle from conception through disposal, including quality, cost, and maintenance, from the project's outset. This concurrent approach is intended to save time and resources by avoiding the need to make changes later in the development process. CE is typically used in industries where products are complex and require tight coordination between different functional areas. Typical applications include aerospace, automotive, and medical device industries.