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Introducing Design Descriptions on Different Levels of Concretisation in a Platform Definition
Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Product Development - Computer supported engineering design.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7656-0889
Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Product Development - Computer supported engineering design.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6278-2499
Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH. Research area Product Development - Computer supported engineering design.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3677-8311
2015 (English)In: Product Lifecycle Management in the Era of Internet of Things / [ed] Bouras, A., Eynard, B., Foufou, S., Thoben, K.-D., Springer, 2015, p. 800-810Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Product platforms has been widely accepted in industry as a means to reach both high product variety while maintaining business efficiency. For suppliers of highly customised products, however, the development of a platform based upon predefined modules is a challenge. This is due to the large differ-ences between the various systems their products are to be integrated into and the customer's individual preferences. What is common for most platform descriptions is the high level of concretisation, such as predefined modules, they are built upon, but how can companies act when that is not possible? Are there other principles that can be used for the definition of a product platform? This paper presents a concept to incorporate other types of descriptions of different levels of concretisation into a product platform. Parts of the concept has been realised in a computer support tool and tested at a case company in order to improve their quotation process.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2015. p. 800-810
Series
IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Keywords [en]
Product platform, quotation, engineering design, reuse, design rationale
National Category
Other Mechanical Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-27723ISBN: 978-3-319-33110-2 (print)ISBN: 978-3-319-33111-9 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-27723DiVA, id: diva2:846944
Conference
12th IFIP WG 5.1 International Conference, PLM 2015, Doha, October 19-21, 2015.
Projects
ChaSE
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VINNOVAAvailable from: 2015-08-18 Created: 2015-08-18 Last updated: 2017-09-04Bibliographically approved
In thesis
1. Supporting the utilization of a platform approach in the engineer-to-order supplier industry
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Supporting the utilization of a platform approach in the engineer-to-order supplier industry
2017 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Manufacturing companies are continuously faced with requirements regarding technology novelty, shorter time to market, a higher level of functionality, and lower prices for their products. This is especially true of suppliers that develop and manufacture highly customized products within the automotive industry. It is not uncommon that a request for a new product or subsystem goes out to several suppliers and that the one that can deliver the product most quickly and at the lowest price receives the contract. It is therefore vital for any supplier to answer to quotation requests rapidly and with a high level of precision while also ensuring that company assets are used efficiently. Other issues that apply to suppliers in the automotive industry are heavily fluctuating requirements during development projects, each customer’s individual preferences, and the ever changing interfaces with the OEM product with which the supplier’s product is to be integrated. Platform strategies have been widely accepted in industry to serve a wide product variety while maintaining business efficiency. However, the challenge of applying a platform strategy at the supplier level in the face of the reality described above has not been fully investigated. Platform approaches tend to require a focused development of the platform, which in turn requires some knowledge about which future variants are to be derived from the platform. The research presented in this thesis investigates the state of practice in industry regarding the challenges, needs, and current use of platforms. To respond to the identified need, a platform approach is proposed that expands the scope of what a product platform has traditionally contained. This is undertaken to aid in the development of highly customized products when physical modules or component scalability does not suffice. The platform approach provides a coherent environment for heterogeneous design assets to be used in product development, supporting both the activity of designing and off-the-shelf solutions. The approach is based on identifying and modelling generic product items that are associated with descriptions governing their design. By describing the outcome of technology and product development like finished designs, design guidelines, constraints, etc., in a standardized format, the platform continues to evolve. To aid in using the platform approach, a support system called Design Platform Manager is introduced at a company active as a secondtier supplier in the automotive industry. The system enables the creation of generic product items that can be structured, instantiated, and associated with descriptions, which aids in realizing product variants. The aim of the platform approach and tool is to support the quotation and continued design processes by identifying valid knowledge to use as circumstances, such as requirement changes or new design iterations, warrant. The support tool and overarching model have been evaluated by company representatives, who reported good results.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Jönköping: Jönköping University, School of Engineering, 2017. p. 62
Series
JTH Dissertation Series ; 20
Keywords
Product Development, Engineering Design, Quotation, Customization, Supplier, Platform, Design Reuse, Adapt, Concurrent Engineering
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-35166 (URN)978-91-87289-21-7 (ISBN)
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Available from: 2017-03-08 Created: 2017-03-08 Last updated: 2018-08-17Bibliographically approved

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