Enhancing product modularisation with multiple views of decomposition and clustering

Sami Järventausta, Antti Juhani Pulkkinen

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Conceptual modelling method far representing product data description is presented. It is compatible with the existing database technologies and product data management systems. The method enables modelling product data hierarchies from several points of view and linking them together. It is argued that by searching optimal configuration ranges from different points of view optimum and combining them a company wide pareto-optimum can be found and applied in modularisation. In the search of optimum a provided modelling method is to be used. A modularisation method that applies the presented modelling method and matrix clustering is suggested. Both the modelling and clustering methods are tested with a case study.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesign for Configuration
Subtitle of host publicationA Debate based on the 5th WDK Workshop on Product Structuring
EditorsAsko Riitahuhta, Antti Pulkkinen
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-56905-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-63211-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event5th Workshop on Product Structuring - Tampere, Finland
Duration: 1 Feb 2001 → …


Conference5th Workshop on Product Structuring
Period1/02/01 → …


  • modularisation
  • modularization
  • clustering
  • DSM


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