Title: Product and process evaluation in the context of modularization for assembly
Language: English
Authors: Halfmann, Niklas 
Elstner, Steffen 
Krause, Dieter  
Keywords: Design for Assembly; Key Figures; Modularization; Process Evaluation; Product Structuring
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Design Society
Source: ICED 11 - 18th International Conference on Engineering Design - Impacting Society Through Engineering Design ; 15th - 18th August 2011, Copenhagen, Denmark. - (DS / Design Society ; 68). - Vol. 5: Seite 271-281 (2011)
Abstract (english): 
Modular product structure determination requires continuous evaluation of the processes involved. Modularization is an appropriate method for product structuring. It takes into account the requirements from product life phases, such as development, production and after-sales. Assembly, as an essential part of production for the company, requires easily mountable products. Short lead-times and flexible processes are some other main requirements. The methodical procedure presented in this paper proposes a single diagram to represent the product structure and its resulting assembly sequence in an integrative manner. The tool developed performs structuring on the product and demonstrates the impact on the assembly process. The use of key figures is proposed for the evaluation. Data required for the calculation of these key figures is extracted from the diagram. The procedure is applied to the development of a model aircraft interior.
Conference: 18th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2011 
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11420/12154
ISBN: 978-1-904670-25-4
Institute: Produktentwicklung und Konstruktionstechnik M-17 
Document Type: Chapter/Article (Proceedings)
Part of Series: DS 
Volume number: 68,5
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