Characteristics of product family development in industry

Antti Juhani Pulkkinen, Timo Artturi Lehtonen, Asko Olavi Riitahuhta

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It is claimed that the characteristics of practical product family development for configuration are not clear enough for the academia. Therefore, the characteristics are studied with three participative case studies and interviews in seven companies. The industrial cases are being studied from four standpoints (as cases of business, development, modularisation and configuration). The summary of the characteristics is reported and an analysis of the cases is given. The need for relating the business process re-engineering to product family architecture is emphasised.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDS 31: Proceedings of ICED 03, the 14th International Conference on Engineering Design, Stockholm
PublisherDesign Society
ISBN (Electronic)1-904670-00-8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
Event14th International Conference on Engineering Design · ICED 2003 - KTH, Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 18 Aug 200321 Aug 2003
Conference number: 14


Conference14th International Conference on Engineering Design · ICED 2003
Abbreviated titleICED 2013
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