Product Configurations in Terms of Mass Customized Assembly Systems


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In current production and business environment many Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) apply strategy of mass customization (MC). They do so in order to draw the attention of potential customers, by offering a high level of product customization. The product differentiation in context of mass-customized production (MCP) brings massive changes into facility operations, fundamentally influences the character and substance of assembly processes which causes significant changes in assembly complexity. This paper firstly presents a methodological framework for generation of product configurations depending on the composition and number of initial assembly components, subsequently, a procedure for assessment of configuration complexity is proposed. The presented methodological framework is further applied on a specific model of customized assembly of washing machines where the configuration complexity is further compared with generally applicable Shannon`s (entropic) structural complexity.



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Vladimír Modrák, Pavol Semančo and Michal Balog




V. Modrak and S. Bednar, "Product Configurations in Terms of Mass Customized Assembly Systems", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 718, pp. 245-250, 2015

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December 2014




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