Implementation and management of design systems for highly customized products – state of practice and future research
2015 (English)In: Transdisciplinary lifecycle analysis of systems: Proceedings of the 22nd ISPE Inc. International Conference on Concurrent Engineering / [ed] Richard Curran, Nel Wognum, Milton Borsato, Josip Stjepandić, Wim J.C. Verhagen, 2015, 165-174 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Individualized products, resource-smart design and production, and afocus on customer value have been pointed out as three opportunities for Swedishindustry to stay competitive on a globalized market. All these three opportunitiescan be gained by efficient design and manufacture of highly customized products.However, this requires the development and integration of the knowledge-basedenabling technologies of the future as pointed out by The European Factories ofthe Future Research Association (EFFRA). Highly custom engineered productsrequire an exercising of a very rich and diverse knowledge base about the products,their production and the required resources for design and manufacture. Thedevelopment and implementation of systems for automated design and productionpreparation of customized products is a significant investment in time and money.However, our experience from industry indicates that significant efforts arerequired to introduce and align these kinds of systems with existing operations,legacy systems and overall state of practice. In this paper, support for systemdevelopment in literature has been reviewed in combination with a survey on thestate of practice in four companies regarding implementation and management ofautomated systems for custom engineered products. A gap has been identified anda set of areas for further research are outlined.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. 165-174 p.
, Advances in Transdisciplinary Engineering, ISSN 2352-7528 ; 2
Customization, Design Automation, Implementation, Management
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics Other Mechanical Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-27969DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-544-9-165ISI: 000362791800017ISBN: 978-1-61499-543-2 (print)ISBN: 978-1-61499-544-9 (online)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-27969DiVA: diva2:854562
22nd ISPE-Inc International Conference on Concurrent Engineering, Delft Univ Technol, Delft, Netherlands