The strategic process for developing a building set for complex products

Christoph Baumberger, Udo Lindemann, Udo Pulm

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Abstract

Increasing market pressure, both in the meaning of higher customer demands and more competition, forces companies to develop more and more differentiated products with greater efficiency and fewer resources. One approach is the development of the product spectrum as a building set. Within this contribution, we would like to present an exemplary process for implementing a building set strategy mainly from the viewpoint of product development in early stages of the development process. That process contains the stages of planning and analysing the product architecture, the design of a building set, as well as further steps such as evaluation and implementation of the concept. Respective tools and methods will be introduced. The contribution is based upon practical experience in the automotive industry.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of ICED 03, the 14th International Conference on Engineering Design
EditorsAnders Folkeson, Margareta Norell, Ulf Sellgren, Klas Gralen
PublisherDesign Society
ISBN (Electronic)1904670008
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event14th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2003 - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 19 Aug 200321 Aug 2003

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED
VolumeDS 31
ISSN (Print)2220-4334
ISSN (Electronic)2220-4342

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2003
Country/TerritorySweden
CityStockholm
Period19/08/0321/08/03

Keywords

  • Best practice
  • Complexity management
  • Integrated product development
  • Modularity and standardization
  • Variant management

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