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By Zhila Pirmoradi, G. Gary Wang (auth.), Timothy W. Simpson, Jianxin (Roger) Jiao, Zahed Siddique, Katja Hölttä-Otto (eds.)

Advances in Product relatives and Product Platform layout: tools & functions highlights contemporary advances which have been made to aid product family members and product platform layout besides winning purposes in undefined. This e-book presents not just motivation for product family members and product platform layout (i.e., handle questions on “why and while should still we platform”) but in addition tools and instruments to help the layout and improvement of households of goods according to shared structures (i.e. tackle the “how” and “what” questions on platforming). It starts off with a common evaluate of product family members layout to introduce the overall reader to the subject after which development to extra complicated subject matters and layout thought to assist designers, engineers, and venture managers plan, architect, and enforce platform-based product improvement techniques for his or her corporation. eventually, profitable purposes supply readers and practitioners with case stories and “talking issues” to turn into platform advocates and leaders inside their organization.

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5 (continued) References Subject Pasche et al. (2011) Effects of platforms on new product development projects Consideration of product platform replacement challenges to managers Sko¨ld and Karlsson (2012) Remarks 2. How to choose and customize the most appropriate product platform to meet the customer requirements Investigating the effects of platforms on new product development projects Exploring operational challenges for manager, when platforms need to be replaced optimization) in order to facilitate identification of commonality specifications based on translation of customer needs.

Into consideration brings more vulnerability into such indices, due to the increasing dependency on information such as cost estimation. , modular and scalable). 4. Each index should be carefully selected for use, depending on the family under consideration or characteristics such as module orientation, cost data availability, and assembly considerations. 2 Family and Platform Configuration and Optimization Industry needs and essential concerns in platform design and development are discussed by Simpson et al.

A number of remarkable studies, addressing this issue particularly for single product design, include Li and Azarm (2000, 2002) and Williams et al. (2010), which have studied product design and development with consideration of uncertainty and market competition, and Michalek et al. (2005, 2007) and Shiau and Michalek (2009a), which have integrated market into engineering design models. Performance assessment of design options in target market segments should be included in product family design decision-making (Kumar et al.

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