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Modular Function Deployment: Using Module Drivers to Impart Strategies to a Product Architecture
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Applied Mechanical Engineering (KTH Södertälje).ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4494-2908
2014 (English)In: Advances in Product Family and Product Platform Design: Methods & Applications / [ed] Timothy W. Simpson, Jianxin (Roger) Jiao, Zahed Siddique, Katja Hölttä-Otto, Springer-Verlag New York, 2014, 91-118 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Products reflect the needs of many different entities. People such as end-users and re-sellers, regulating bodies of authority, and individuals within manufacturing and engineering provide statements as “voices” that impact the physical structure of a product in different ways. A company establishes a strategy to realize the product that responds to these “voices”. There are various approaches to capturing a singular “voice of x” when realizing a product architecture. Modular Function Deployment differs from other architecture methods by providing a holistic approach to capturing multiple “voices” as a company strategy through the use of Module Drivers. This approach is demonstrated by actual industrial examples that explore the flexibility of Module Drivers applied in the creation of a conceptual modular product architecture.

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Springer-Verlag New York, 2014. 91-118 p.
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Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-129191DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-7937-6ISBN: 978-1-4614-7936-9ISBN: 978-1-4614-7937-6OAI: diva2:650586

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Available from: 2013-09-23 Created: 2013-09-23 Last updated: 2013-10-07Bibliographically approved

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