Product Platform and Product Family Design: Methods and Applications / Edition 1

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Overview

This book discusses how product platform and product family design can be used successfully to increase variety within a product line, shorten manufacturing lead times, and reduce overall costs within a product line. The material serves as a reference and a hands-on guide for practitioners involved in the design, planning and production of products. Real-life case studies that explain the benefits of platform based product development are included.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387257211
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 10/24/2005
  • Edition description: 1st ed. 2005. Corr. 2nd printing 2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 548
  • Sales rank: 1,183,797
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Table of Contents

Platform-based Product Family Development.- Effective Product Platform Planning in the Front End.- Platform-Driven Development of Product Families.- Platform Concept Evaluation.- Platform Leveraging Strategies and Market Segmentation.- Product Family Positioning.- Commonality Indices for Assessing Product Families.- Methods of Optimizing Product Platforms and Product Families.- Commonality Decisions in Product Family Design.- Product Variety Optimization.- Analytical Target Cascading in Product Famility Design- Determining Product Platform Extent-. A Roadmap for Product Architecture Costing.- An Activity-based Costing Method for Product Family Design.- Product Family Redesign Using a Platform Approach.- Process Platform and Production Configuration for Product Families.- Measuring Shape Commonality.- Process Parameter Platform Design to Manage Workstation Capacity.- Ice Scraper Product Family Development at Innovation Factory.- Architecting and Implementing Profitable Product Families and Shared Engineering Platforms.- A Case Study of the Product Design Generator.- Product Platform Management Practice at Cetetherm.

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