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: tools & purposes highlights fresh advances which have been made to aid product kinfolk and product platform layout besides winning functions in undefined. This booklet offers not just motivation for product kin and product platform layout (i.e., handle questions on “why and while may still we platform”) but in addition tools and instruments to help the layout and improvement of households of goods according to shared systems (i.e. tackle the “how” and “what” questions about platforming). It starts off with a basic evaluate of product relations layout to introduce the overall reader to the subject after which development to extra complicated themes and layout idea to aid designers, engineers, and venture managers plan, architect, and enforce platform-based product improvement options for his or her corporation. ultimately, winning functions offer readers and practitioners with case reports and “talking issues” to turn into platform advocates and leaders inside their organization.

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1 Recent Advancements in Product Family Design 25 SMI allows for analyzing the degree of modularity for any architecture independent of subjective choices of modules. Both metrics take values between zero and one, and they are applied to two product pairs that are functionally equivalent but different in terms of technical constraints in their study. The results of their study support the hypothesis of modularity dependency to technological constraints and that some products inherently have less modularity due to technological factors.

However, variety is in conflict with commonality. Jiao et al. (2007b) considered ten outstanding papers that have presented a view of the cutting-edge research studies in the area of commonality and modularity management. Among their reviewed papers, the work by Fixson can be highlighted, as it provides a comprehensive literature review on the approaches and techniques for 12 Z. Pirmoradi et al. 2 Main studies including commonality indices and metrics References Thevenot and Simpson (2006) van Wie et al.

Simultaneous consideration of commonality and variety through using redefined indices (CMC and CDI) (Ye et al. 2009) to identify the best design alternatives and to link marketing and engineering design decisions during PFD. • Leveraging data mining techniques for platform and product family development. Examples: developing a process family by identifying similarities among existing facilities and manufacturing processes (Jiao et al. 2007a, d); developing a PFD methodology for identifying product variant attributes (Tucker et al.

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