A New Method of Product Configuration for Customization System into Supply Chain
To establish the configuration relations of complex product in the process of customization into supply chain, a new method of product configuration based on polychromatic graph theory was put forward. Then the optimum product structure configuration mathematical model was got and the improved ant colony algorithm was employed to solve the problem. The results showed that the solution quality got by improved ant colony algorithm was better than the solution got by traditional ant colony algorithm, and the product configuration model can exactly present the configuration information, product attribute and assembly relation for complex product. The customization system offers a kind of new way to meet customers’ requirements that the customers are eager for consumption of varieties, small batch production, short cycle and high quality.
Dongye Sun, Wen-Pei Sung and Ran Chen
X. Y. Sun et al., "A New Method of Product Configuration for Customization System into Supply Chain", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 121-126, pp. 3870-3874, 2012