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By Zhila Pirmoradi, G. Gary Wang (auth.), Timothy W. Simpson, Jianxin (Roger) Jiao, Zahed Siddique, Katja Hölttä-Otto (eds.)

Advances in Product kin and Product Platform layout: equipment & functions highlights fresh advances which have been made to aid product family members and product platform layout besides winning functions in undefined. This publication offers not just motivation for product relatives and product platform layout (i.e., handle questions about “why and while may still we platform”) but in addition equipment and instruments to aid the layout and improvement of households of goods in line with shared systems (i.e. tackle the “how” and “what” questions about platforming). It starts with a common evaluate of product family members layout to introduce the overall reader to the subject after which growth to extra complicated issues and layout idea to assist designers, engineers, and venture managers plan, architect, and enforce platform-based product improvement techniques for his or her corporation. eventually, winning purposes supply readers and practitioners with case experiences and “talking issues” to turn into platform advocates and leaders inside of their organization.

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2007b) considered ten outstanding papers that have presented a view of the cutting-edge research studies in the area of commonality and modularity management. Among their reviewed papers, the work by Fixson can be highlighted, as it provides a comprehensive literature review on the approaches and techniques for 12 Z. Pirmoradi et al. 2 Main studies including commonality indices and metrics References Thevenot and Simpson (2006) van Wie et al. (2007) Subject Comprehensive evaluation of the most common commonality indices Remarks • DCI, TCCI, PCI, %C, CI, and CI(C) were compared based on the ease of data collection, consistency, sensitivity, and their repeatability Testing the hypothesis of platform • The hypothesis could not be elements being more integrated and supported differentiating elements being more • Suggestion of the study is to increase modular commonality of platform elements and modularity of differentiating elements Thevenot Introduction of a comprehensive metric • The proposed metric can capture use and for commonality (CMC) ful information for design and redeSimpson sign of product families and resolves (2007a) the trade-off between excessive commonality and excessive diversity Alizon et al.

2005). Among them, development of algorithms for handling large-scale platform selection and optimization problems, attention toward more customeroriented designs and market-driven studies, advancements in incorporating past design information and knowledge into future improvements, and increased attention to diversity as a beneficial issue with the same importance as commonality can be addressed. However, there are still more rooms for improvement in all of these areas and also in other less tackled ones.

3 Characteristics of six widely used commonality indices 1 Recent Advancements in Product Family Design 13 14 Z. Pirmoradi et al. into consideration brings more vulnerability into such indices, due to the increasing dependency on information such as cost estimation. , modular and scalable). 4. Each index should be carefully selected for use, depending on the family under consideration or characteristics such as module orientation, cost data availability, and assembly considerations. 2 Family and Platform Configuration and Optimization Industry needs and essential concerns in platform design and development are discussed by Simpson et al.

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