Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Title:||Integrated approach to modularize the conceptual product family architecture|
|Authors:||Zhuo, L. |
Yoke San, W.
Kim Seng, L.
Product family architecture
|Source:||Zhuo, L., Yoke San, W., Kim Seng, L. (2008-02). Integrated approach to modularize the conceptual product family architecture. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology 36 (1-2) : 83-96. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00170-006-0805-y|
|Abstract:||To meet the increasingly heterogeneous market, a product family strategy is needed to determine how customized variants can be derived from a common product platform within acceptable cost and time. Toward this, a suitably conceived and developed product family architecture (PFA) is important for implementing mass customization. In this paper, we present a systematic approach to modularize PFA at the early design phase, which is the conceptual design stage. The PFA can be viewed as a conceptual structure with the following three interrelated elements: module, variant, and coupling interface. Identifying variant as the external driver of architectural variation, this paper develops a variety index (VI) method to estimate effects of customization on the conceptual modules. Rather than just identification of module boundary in the product architecture, the proposed modularization method translates the variety source generated from requirements analysis into a dynamic configuration of the conceptual PFA, involving variety analysis, product modularization, and generation of product portfolio architecture. An example of a power tool design is used to demonstrate the proposed method. © 2006 Springer-Verlag London Limited.|
|Source Title:||International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
Show full item record
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
checked on Jan 17, 2018
WEB OF SCIENCETM
checked on Nov 16, 2017
checked on Jan 15, 2018
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.