Advances in Product Family and Product Platform Design: by Zhila Pirmoradi, G. Gary Wang (auth.), Timothy W. Simpson,

By Zhila Pirmoradi, G. Gary Wang (auth.), Timothy W. Simpson, Jianxin (Roger) Jiao, Zahed Siddique, Katja Hölttä-Otto (eds.)

Advances in Product relations and Product Platform layout: equipment & functions highlights contemporary advances which were made to aid product relations and product platform layout in addition to profitable functions in undefined. This ebook offers not just motivation for product relatives and product platform layout (i.e., tackle questions about “why and whilst should still we platform”) but additionally tools and instruments to help the layout and improvement of households of goods in accordance with shared systems (i.e. tackle the “how” and “what” questions on platforming). It starts with a normal review of product family members layout to introduce the overall reader to the subject after which growth to extra complex subject matters and layout thought to aid designers, engineers, and venture managers plan, architect, and enforce platform-based product improvement recommendations for his or her corporation. ultimately, profitable functions supply readers and practitioners with case experiences and “talking issues” to develop into platform advocates and leaders inside of their organization.

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They integrated the proposed metrics into a comprehensive system, including the component correlations for providing a better tool for controlling complexities. The other applied criteria can be listed briefly as follows: • Using extended QFD (Zhang et al. 2006a; Li et al. 2006) to facilitate platform design and to develop a process model for variants with the same functions but with different parameters. • Developing cost model for variety analysis (Helo et al. 2009) to balance the cost of adding variants to the BOM and the cost reduction resulting from commonality.

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.

Cost considerations have been the main concern in regard with family design and platform development, but a number of new criteria have emerged recently to support design decisions: bill of materials (Steva et al. 2006), platform investment (Moon et al. 2007; Zacharias and Yassine 2007), environmental concerns (Pandey and Thurston 2008), and product design variables (Khajavirad and Michalek 2008; Khajavirad et al. 2009). Park and Simpson (2008) developed a cost estimation framework to consider the effect of design decisions on activity costs.

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