Development of Product Options for Modular Product Development
Modular product development plays an important role in helping manufacturing companies provide product variety rapidly in achieving competitive advantages. The development of product options plays a significant role by providing a selecting list for customizing, and has a key impact on the development of modular products. A process for product options development has been developed to guide the activities of determining product options and their values. And mathematical models have been brought forward to support decision-makings within the proposed process. A prototype system based on this process and mathematical models has been developed and tested in a machine manufacture plant, with satisfactory results.
F. B. Kong et al., "Development of Product Options for Modular Product Development", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 55-57, pp. 2147-2152, 2011