"This book is an excellent introduction and overview of the field of Configuration Systems. It covers the most important developments in the field." - HPCMagazine.com, August 2014
"I've always said that the key to mass customizing is a design tool that helps customers figure out what they want and then gets that information back into operations. Now here comesKnowledge-Based Configurationto guide you through the technologies behind such design tools. You won't truly understand Mass Customization without it!" - B. Joseph Pine II, author, Mass Customizationand Infinite Possibility: Creating Customer Value on the Digital Frontier
"An essential book to keep abreast of configuration-related research and practice and, at the same time, a useful introduction to key configuration concepts. A source of inspiration that promises to broaden the scope of configuration systems applications and enrich the variety of perspectives from which this subject is studied." -Cipriano Forza, Professor of Operations Management and General Management at Padova University, Italy
"Perfectly on the road that enhances the fit between customer and supplier! A great book that: -is not promoting a single point of view! - gathers the diversity of industrial expectations, software solutions and theoretical foundations! - will be THE reference on CONFIGURATION for the 10 coming years!" - Michel Aldanondo, Head of Industrial Engineering Laboratory of Toulouse University Mines Albi.