eBook Advances in Product Family and Product Platform Design, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1461479371
  • ISBN-13: 9781461479376
  • DDC: 658.5752
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 819 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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Advances in Product Family and Product Platform Design: Methods & Applications highlights recent advances that have been made to support product family and product platform design along with successful applications in industry. This book provides not only motivation for product family and product platform design (i.e., address questions about "why and when should we platform") but also methods and tools to support the design and development of families of products based on shared platforms (i.e. address the "how" and "what" questions about platforming). It begins with a general overview of product family design to introduce the general reader to the topic and then progress to more advanced topics and design theory to help designers, engineers, and project managers plan, architect, and implement platform-based product development strategies for their company. Finally, successful industry applications provide readers and practitioners with case studies and "talking points" to become platform advocates and leaders within their organization.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: A Review of Recent Literature in Product Family Design and Platform-Based Product Development.
2: Platform Planning and Strategy.
3: Crafting Platform Strategy Based on Anticipated Benefits and Costs.
4: Multidisciplinary Domains Association in Product Family Design.
5: Modular Function Deployment: Using Module Drivers to Impart Strategies to a Product Architecture.
6: Emphasizing Reuse of Generic Assets Through Integrated Product and Production System Development Platforms.
7: Quantifying the Relevance of Product Feature Classification in Product Family Design.
8: Platform Valuation for Product Family Design.
9: Platform Architecting and Design.
10: A Proactive Scaling Platform Design Method Using Modularity for Product Variations.
11: Architectural Decomposition: The Role of Granularity and Decomposition Viewpoint.
12: Integrated Development of Modular Product Families: A Methods Toolkit.
13: Solving the Joint Product Platform Selection and Product Family Design Problem: An Efficient Decomposed Multiobjective Genetic Algorithm with Generalized Commonality.
14: One-Step Continuous Product Platform Planning: Methods and Applications.
15: Defining Modules for Platforms: An Overview of the Architecting Process.
16: A QFD-Based Optimization Method for Scalable Product Platform.
17: Cascading Platforms for Product Family Design.
18: Product Family Development and Implementation.
19: Global Product Family Design: Simultaneous Optimal Design of Module Commonalization and Supply Chain Configuration.
20: Architecture-Centric Design Approach for Multidisciplinary Product Development.
21: Product Family Commonality Selection Using Optimization and Interactive Visualization.
22: Developing and Assessing Commonality Metrics for Product Families.
23: Managing Design Processes of Product Families by Modularization and Simulation.
24: Design Principles for Reusable Software Product Platforms.
25: Considering Human Variability when Implementing Product Platforms.
26: Applications and Case Studies.
27: Building, Supplying, and Designing Product Families.
28: Modular Function Deployment Applied to a Cordless Handheld Vacuum.
29: Optimal Commonality Decisions in Multiple Ship Classes.
30: A Heuristic Approach to Architectural Design of Software-Intensive Product Platforms.
31: Customer Needs Based Product Family Sizing Design: The Viper Case Study.
32: Product Family Design and Recovery for Lifecycle.
33: Application of the Generational Variety Index: A Retrospective Study of iPhone Evolution.
34: Designing a Lawn and Landscape Blower Family Using Proactive Platform Design Approach.
35: Epilogue.