An approach to model relations between product variety and manufacturing process variety

Petri Huhtala, Antti Juhani Pulkkinen, Akumatti Leskinen

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Our focus is on the investigation of variety from the viewpoint of a product, manufacturing processes and production network and from their mutual interaction. The presented work is mainly carried out as an industrial case study, where a gearbox product family forms a target for research. Within this family the product variety and the process variety is modelled and their relationships studied. Preliminary results are presented. We highlight the product variety, which the manufacturing unit is facing through the manufacturing schedule. The interaction between parts and manufacturing system becomes visible in manufacturing environment and will change dynamically according to schedule.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDS 61: Proceedings of NordDesign 2010, the 8th International NordDesign Conference, Göteborg, Sweden, 25.-27.08.2010
PublisherDesign Society
ISBN (Electronic)978-91-633-7063-2, 978-91-633-7064-9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
Event8th International NordDesign Conference, NordDesign 2010 - Goteborg, Sweden
Duration: 25 Aug 201027 Aug 2010


Conference8th International NordDesign Conference, NordDesign 2010

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