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.
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2006|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.24(d)|
Table of ContentsPlatform-Based Product Family Development.- Platform-Based Product Family Development.- Front-End Issues Related to 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.- Optimization Methods to Support Platform-Based Product Family Development.- Methods for Optimizing Product Platforms and Product Families.- Commonality Decisions in Product Family Design.- Product Variety Optimization.- Analytical Target Cascading in Product Family Design.- Determining Product Platform Extent.- Back-End Issues Related to Platform-Based Product Family Development.- A Roadmap for Product Architecture Costing.- An Activity-Based Costing Method to Support 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.- Applications of Platform-Based Product Family Development.- 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.