Assessing the influence of digital innovations on the organizational design of product family generations
24th International Dependency and Structure Modeling Conference (DSM 2022)
Contribution to Conference
The paper discusses increasing demands on product architecture and the resulting requirements and implications for organizational structure. Due to the rising conditions, the product architecture is increasingly developing into a complex construct in which transparency must be increased to continue developing products effectively. The approach of this paper is, based on the method of Design for Variety, a matrix-based modularization with the DSM and its extension to a cross-discipline multi-domain matrix to establish a reference to the organizational structure and to align it in a value-added way to good product architecture. This is done by an exemplary Investigation of the product family generation of a vacuum robot.
Product family generations