Title: Assessing impacts of modular product architectures on the firm: a case study
Language: English
Authors: Windheim, Marc 
Hackl, Jennifer 
Gebhardt, Nicolas 
Krause, Dieter  
Issue Date: May-2016
Publisher: The Design Society
Source: Proceedings of International Design Conference, DESIGN (DS 84): 1445-1454 (2016)
Abstract (english): 
Product modularization is difficult and has far-reaching impacts for the company. It requires a sound understanding of cause and effect chains, which start with product structure decisions, such as module boundary definitions or interface specifications, and lead to essential target values consisting of cost, quality and time categories for each product and the product portfolio. This paper investigates effects of modularity on product development and the challenges to assess them, and gives a further hint research on support for decision makers in the context of modular product definition.
Conference: 14th International Design Conference, DESIGN 2016 
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11420/6040
ISSN: 1847-9073
Journal: Proceedings of the international design conference 
Institute: Produktentwicklung und Konstruktionstechnik M-17 
Document Type: Chapter/Article (Proceedings)
Part of Series: DS 
Volume number: 84
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