Front End Engineering Design(FEED) is a process that takes an idea and turns in into a design. It consists of an input (an idea that would change the current product), output (what the final design would look like), and a process( how you will go form idea to design). FEED takes into account everything related to the project, before actual steps are taken to manufacture the product. FEED looks at what need to be accomplished, the market needs, and many other aspects.
A design review can be used to figure out what should be done to find the solution. A design review is a collaboration of ideas to make smart decisions that would affect the product. It consists of a group of engineers who are looking for solutions on how to solve the trigger idea. They determine who is responsible for what throughout all the phases of creating the new product.
A major reason FEED is used in the initial stages of a project is to determine how likely it is that the project will be accomplished, and how much the company can expect to pay for it. During the FEED stage, if a company finds out that it is unlikely that the project will be accomplished, they can choose to cancel the program before they waste too much money. They can also choose to cancel if they find out that the project will be too far over-budget.
FEED is used at the very beginning of a project to map out everything that will happen throughout the process of designing and manufacturing this new item. It is a low budget part of the project to make sure everything is planned before the company starts spending money on completing the project.