Advances in Product Family and Product Platform Design: Methods & Applications

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Advances in Product Family and Product Platform Design: Methods & Applications highlights recent advances that have been made to support product family and product platform design along with successful applications in industry. This book provides not only motivation for product family and product platform design (i.e., address questions about “why and when should we platform”) but also methods and tools to support the design and development of families of products based on shared platforms (i.e. address the ...
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Overview

Advances in Product Family and Product Platform Design: Methods & Applications highlights recent advances that have been made to support product family and product platform design along with successful applications in industry. This book provides not only motivation for product family and product platform design (i.e., address questions about “why and when should we platform”) but also methods and tools to support the design and development of families of products based on shared platforms (i.e. address the “how” and “what” questions about platforming). It begins with a general overview of product family design to introduce the general reader to the topic and then progress to more advanced topics and design theory to help designers, engineers, and project managers plan, architect, and implement platform-based product development strategies for their company. Finally, successful industry applications provide readers and practitioners with case studies and “talking points” to become platform advocates and leaders within their organization.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461479369
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 9/30/2013
  • Edition description: 2014
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 700
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Timothy W. Simpson is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University
Jianxin (Roger) Jiao is a Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology
Zahed Siddique is a Professor in the School of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering at the University of Oklahoma
Katja Hölttä-Otto is a Professor in Design Engineering Product Development at Singapore University of Technology
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Table of Contents

Preface.- 1. Recent Advancements in Product Family Design and Platform-based Product Development.- Part I: Platform Planning and Strategy.- 2. Crafting Platform Strategy based on Anticipated Benefits and Costs.- 3. Multidisciplinary Domains Association in Product Family Design.- 4. Modular Function Deployment – Using Module Drivers to Impart Strategies to a Product Architecture.- 5. Emphasizing Reuse of Generic Assets through Integrated Product and Production System Development Platforms.- 6. Quantifying the Relevance of Product Feature Classification in Product Family Design.- 7. Platform Valuation for Product Family Design.- Part II: Platform Architecting and Design- 8. A Pro-Active Scaling Platform Design Method Using Modularity for Product Variations.- 9. Architectural Decomposition – the role of granularity and decomposition viewpoint.- 10. Integrated Development of Modular Product Families – a Methods Toolkit.- 11. Solving the Joint Product Platform Selection and Product Family Design Problem.- 12. One-Step Continuous Product Platform Planning: Methods and Applications.- 13. Defining Modules for Platforms: An Overview of the Architecting Process.- 14. A QFD-based Optimization Method for Scalable Product Platform.- 15. Managing Design Processes of Product Families by Modularization and Simulation.- Part III: Product Family Development and Implementation.- 16. Global Product Family Design: Simultaneous Optimal Design of Module Commonalization and Supply Chain Configuration.- 17. Architecture-Centric Design Approach for Multi-Disciplinary Product Development.- 18. Product Family Commonality Selection using Optimization and Interactive Visualization.- 19. Developing and Assessing Commonality Metrics for Product Families.- 20. Managing Design Processes of Product Families by Modularization and Simulation.- 21. Design Principles for Reusable Software Product Platforms.- 22. Considering Human Variability When Implementing Product Platforms.- Part IV: Applications & Case Studies.- 23. Building, Supplying, and Designing Product Families.- 24. Modular Function Deployment Applied to a Cordless Handheld Vacuum.- 25. Optimal Commonality Decisions in Multiple Ship Classes.- 26. A Heuristic Approach to Architectural Design of Software-Intensive Product Platforms.- 27. Customer Needs Based Product Family Sizing Design: The Viper Case Study.- 28. Product Family Design and Recovery for Lifecycle.- 29. Application of the Generational Variety Index: A Retrospective Study of iPhone Evolution.- 30. Designing a Lawn and Landscape Blower Family Using Pro-Active Platform Design Approach.- Epilogue.- Index.
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