overengineer


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overengineer

(ˌəʊvərˌɛndʒɪˈnɪə)
vb (tr)
to engineer to excess
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He added such carmakers tended "to overengineer" vehicles rather than pursuing the sort of minimalism that Deutsche Post was after.
You can bring discipline and structure to different channels of innovation-as long as you don't overengineer processes and make them cumbersome.
"It's so very important not to overengineer it, to learn from those simple transactions going through, and to start to evolve toward the endgame that you originally envisioned," Madison said.
"Military people tend to overengineer," Mr Aboulafia warned.
The trick is to not overengineer solutions in order to ensure that value creation is captured in production activities and not entirely in the service providers.
"If you overengineer things, you risk getting in the way of progress;' says Trish O'Malley, a board member of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) in London.
In addition, German utilities tie up far more capital than US counterparts, because they often goldplate and overengineer their systems.
To such managers, the risk--return equation is quite clear: better to be on the safe side, overengineer, and ensure high service levels than strive to be an unsung hero for cutting costs.
Field personnel had strong incentives to overengineer because they got into trouble only if there was a shortage of supply to customers.
If safety reps were an asset, they'd be the Forties Alpha (big, overengineered with a modern upgrade) where they should be a Golden Eagle (modern happy and fit for the next 40 years).
Mr Tennent added: "We can confirm that the glue layers are consistent and that our factory is ISO9001 registered and is independently audited." The Marine and Property Group says Bayscape has been "overengineered" to ensure fire safety and is so confident in the safety of the cladding it will be used in the second phase of the development.
In the early-20th century, many structures were overengineered to hold massive loads.