A Method to Design Common Product Platform Based on Structure Matrix Analysis
Design for product family is an efficient way to guarantee the idea of mass customization to be implemented successfully. This paper presents an approach to architecting a product family that aims to provide methodological guidance for enterprises which plan to implement strategy of product family design. Based on the conventional methodology of designing for a single product, this paper respectively demonstrates the methods of requirement modeling, function-principle modeling and structure modeling in details according to the characteristics of product family design, and also some key approaches in different design processes are presented.
B. Zhu and H. Li, "A Method to Design Common Product Platform Based on Structure Matrix Analysis", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 130-134, pp. 2340-2344, 2012