By Zhila Pirmoradi, G. Gary Wang (auth.), Timothy W. Simpson, Jianxin (Roger) Jiao, Zahed Siddique, Katja Hölttä-Otto (eds.)
Advances in Product family members and Product Platform layout: tools & purposes highlights contemporary advances which have been made to aid product relations and product platform layout besides profitable purposes in undefined. This booklet presents not just motivation for product kin and product platform layout (i.e., deal with questions about “why and while may still we platform”) but additionally tools and instruments to help the layout and improvement of households of goods in accordance with shared structures (i.e. tackle the “how” and “what” questions about platforming). It starts with a common evaluation of product relations layout to introduce the final reader to the subject after which growth to extra complicated subject matters and layout conception to aid designers, engineers, and undertaking managers plan, architect, and enforce platform-based product improvement recommendations for his or her corporation. eventually, profitable functions supply readers and practitioners with case reviews and “talking issues” to turn into platform advocates and leaders inside of their organization.
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2006). In addition, technology changes, management policies, supply chain management challenges, and other external factors make the product family design problems challenging to formulate. Such dependencies are rarely addressed in current studies. If such parameters are also considered as part of the problem formulation, the provided design solutions can be pursued more confidently. Among other dynamic factors, the simultaneous and multiple effects of commonality and modularity on different members of supply chain can be addressed, which is worth to be incorporated into future studies (Fixson 2007).
2006) through combining BOM, DSM, function diagrams, and functional-component matrices for in-depth analysis of product sets. In addition to assessing performance of newly developed approaches, it is useful to study and examine previous practical instances of successful platforms. Ford’s Model T is an example of such a platform, which was studied by Alizon et al. (2009b) to identify success factors in customizing and developing many variants from it. , using specialized manufacturers, for tailoring final products for specific markets, but focusing on the core of products inside their own manufacturing territory).
Such tools can help in obtaining robust design solutions if they are considered along with other technical objectives such as commonality level and manufacturing flexibility. 7 Studies about optimization of families and platforms for Classes (i) and (ii) Reference Michalek et al. (2006) Remarks • Considering market demand and manufacturing • Decomposing the product line through ATC • Considering manufacturing equipment sharing (rather than component sharing) Tucker and Product portfolio optimization • Using data mining techniques and introducing Kim a customer’s maximum purchasing price, for (2008) controlling the level of engineering design according to customers’ preferences • Applying ATC and analytical target setting (ATS) to maximize the profit in a product family architecture reconfiguration problem Belloni et al.
Advances in Product Family and Product Platform Design: Methods & Applications by Zhila Pirmoradi, G. Gary Wang (auth.), Timothy W. Simpson, Jianxin (Roger) Jiao, Zahed Siddique, Katja Hölttä-Otto (eds.)