Developing a systematic method for constructing the function platform of product family

Wendan Wang, Xiansheng Qin, Xiutian Yan, Shurong Tong, Quanyou Sha

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Abstract

A systematic method to construct the function platform for a specific product family is proposed. Based on the function basis and heuristic method, function modules of each product variants existing in the current product family can be identified. These modules as well as their instances can be categorized according to the relevant design variables. Then two distinct strategies, titled as multi-object optimal selection and similarity-based method separately, are adopted to identify function modules which can be shared among different product variants and can be sequentially used to construct the product platform. As a result, this mixed method can support platform identification for various product family comprised of different kinds of product variants.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE
Pages60-64
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781424415298
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jan 2008
Event2007 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2007 - , Singapore
Duration: 2 Dec 20074 Dec 2007

Conference

Conference2007 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2007
CountrySingapore
Period2/12/074/12/07

Keywords

  • function platform
  • identification method
  • product family

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