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Manufacturability evaluation in early design: on the dependency of business commitment
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Innovation and Design.
2007 (English)In: Advances in manufacturing technology - XXI: proceedings of the 5th international conference on manufacturing research (ICMR 2007) / [ed] D.J. Stockton; R.A. Khalil; R.W. Baines, Leicester: De Montford University , 2007, 280-284 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

As business-to-business manufacturers move towards higher business commitments, such as providing functions instead of transacting physical artefacts, new challenges arise when manufacturers strive to adapt and integrate the development of physical artefacts to the function to be provided. Since manufacturability evaluation is a part of development, it is feasible that it will also face new challenges. However, studies on the relationship between business commitment and manufacturability evaluation are lacking. In this paper the hypothesis “manufacturability evaluation depends on the business commitment” is initially tested, and results from studies at a manufacturer within the Swedish jet engine industry are presented. Business commitments rangefrom make-to-print through to the development of physical artefacts for transaction towards the development of function-focused total offers. Results indicate that some work methods for manufacturability evaluation are affected, since business commitments change, to ensure that design teams make right decisions, according to, for example, planned contractors and company capacity and capability during early development.

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Leicester: De Montford University , 2007. 280-284 p.
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Functional Product Development
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-30226Local ID: 3fb78820-3f48-11dc-8d68-000ea68e967bISBN: 095567140XOAI: diva2:1003453
International Conference on Manufacturing Research : 11/09/2007 - 13/09/2007
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Godkänd; 2007; 20070731 (marsan)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30Bibliographically approved

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