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Proc. ASME. DETC97, Volume 4: Design for Manufacturing Conference, V004T31A029, September 14–17, 1997
Paper No: DETC97/DFM-4359
... guide designers in developing products that incur minimum variety costs. The proposed tools incorporate quantitative indices and qualitative design charts. Examples from electronics and automotive industries illustrate the utility of the tools. commonality modularity late-point differentiation...
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Proc. ASME. DETC99, Volume 3: 11th International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology, 199-210, September 12–16, 1999
Paper No: DETC99/DTM-8761
...-0405 Telephone/Fax; (404)894-8412/9342 Email: jmaier@srl.marc.gatech.edu & farrokh.mistree@me.gatech.edu Keywords: Product variety, product families, product platforms, commonality ABSTRACT Today s highly competitive, global marketplace is redefining the way companies do business. Many companies...
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Proc. ASME. DETC99, Volume 1: 25th Design Automation Conference, 1209-1220, September 12–16, 1999
Paper No: DETC99/DAC-8625
...Abstract Abstract In this paper we present the Product Variety Tradeoff Evaluation Method for assessment of alternative product platforms in product family design. The Product Variety Tradeoff Evaluation Method is an attention-directing tool for evaluating tradeoffs between commonality...
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Proc. ASME. IDETC-CIE2000, Volume 2: 26th Design Automation Conference, 701-710, September 10–13, 2000
Paper No: DETC2000/DAC-14264
... the smallest variation of the product designs in the family. In the first stage of the VBPDM, the common product platform around which the product family is to be developed is identified. A ranged set of solutions is found, represented by the mean and standard deviation of the input design variables, to meet...
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Proc. ASME. IDETC-CIE2010, Volume 3: 30th Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Parts A and B, 423-433, August 15–18, 2010
Paper No: DETC2010-28014
... platform configuration (PFC) system within an envisioned product lifecycle management (PLM) system architecture. The PFC system is the common base for system configuration as well as for information and knowledge exchange between collaborating partners. The proposed platform model and collaborative...
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Proc. ASME. IDETC-CIE2008, Volume 1: 34th Design Automation Conference, Parts A and B, 807-822, August 3–6, 2008
Paper No: DETC2008-49356
... of systems. In addition, two metrics are developed to represent considerations unique to redesign as opposed to original design. These metrics for redesign effort and commonality value are utilized in the overall objective formulation for the proposed approach to redesign. Through a simple redesign scenario...
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Proc. ASME. IDETC-CIE2008, Volume 1: 34th Design Automation Conference, Parts A and B, 1031-1041, August 3–6, 2008
Paper No: DETC2008-49544
... 24 07 2009 Previously, we introduced a new method for improving commonality in a highly customized, low volume product line using component product platforms. The method provides a bottom-up platform approach to redesign family members originally developed one-at-a-time to meet...
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Proc. ASME. IDETC-CIE2007, Volume 2: 27th Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Parts A and B, 747-758, September 4–7, 2007
Paper No: DETC2007-34598
... 22 05 2009 Information management has been recognized as an essential ingredient for effective product family planning strategies through the utilization of product platforms. Product platforms utilize commonality of parts, modules, and processes during design and manufacture...
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Proc. ASME. IDETC-CIE2007, Volume 3: 19th International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology; 1st International Conference on Micro- and Nanosystems; and 9th International Conference on Advanced Vehicle Tire Technologies, Parts A and B, 573-580, September 4–7, 2007
Paper No: DETC2007-34541
.... Finally, to highlight for improving customization, a proposed new camera is created using the resulting common structure with a different exterior casing. This new method can be applied during detailed studies as well as in the early stages of the design process. product family mass customization...
Topics: Design
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Proc. ASME. IDETC-CIE2005, Volume 5a: 17th International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology, 375-382, September 24–28, 2005
Paper No: DETC2005-84639
... 10 06 2008 In this paper we describe a product dissection activity that has been developed for a graduate course on product family design to improve students’ understanding of platform commonality. Last spring, the product dissection activity served a second purpose, namely...
Topics: Design, Students
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Proc. ASME. IDETC-CIE2005, Volume 5a: 17th International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology, 403-412, September 24–28, 2005
Paper No: DETC2005-85229
... commonality and product family variety. In this paper, we introduce the Product Family Evaluation Graph (PFEG), which can assist product family designers choosing the “best” product family design among a set of product family design options. This method is complete in its formulation, but lacking in tools...
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Proc. ASME. IDETC-CIE2006, Volume 1: 32nd Design Automation Conference, Parts A and B, 801-810, September 10–13, 2006
Paper No: DETC2006-99229
... family planning. Our intent is to provide a summary of the common themes that we observed in these two conferences. Based on this discussion, we extrapolate upon industry’s needs in platform design, development, and deployment to stimulate and catalyze future work in this important area of research...
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Proc. ASME. IDETC-CIE2006, Volume 1: 32nd Design Automation Conference, Parts A and B, 823-832, September 10–13, 2006
Paper No: DETC2006-99268
... while keeping costs relatively low. Although the benefits of commonality are widely known, many companies are still not taking full advantage of it when developing new products or redesigning existing ones. One reason is the lack of appropriate methods and useful metrics to assess a product family based...
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Proc. ASME. IDETC-CIE2006, Volume 1: 32nd Design Automation Conference, Parts A and B, 863-871, September 10–13, 2006
Paper No: DETC2006-99469
... 09 06 2008 This paper describes a method for improving commonality in a highly customized low volume product line whose members were originally developed one-at-a-time to meet specific customer requirements. Rather than focusing on redesign of the entire product line, which can often...
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Proc. ASME. IDETC-CIE2006, Volume 1: 32nd Design Automation Conference, Parts A and B, 899-909, September 10–13, 2006
Paper No: DETC2006-99499
... in the family. Thus, the goal for the product platform is to share elements for common functions and to differentiate each product in the family by satisfying different targeted needs. To assess commonality in the family, numerous indices have been proposed in the literature. Nevertheless, existing indices...
Topics: Design