Product Family Models and Knowledge Transfer Support for the Development of Modular Product Families

DS 71: Proceedings of NordDesign 2012, the 9th NordDesign conference, Aarlborg University, Denmark. 22-24.08.2012

Year: 2012
Editor: Assoc. Prof. Poul Kyvsgaard Hansen, Professor John Rasmussen, Assoc. Prof. Kaj A. Jřrgensen, Assoc. Prof. Christian Tollestrup
Author: Gebhardt, Nicolas; Beckmann, Gregor; Krause, Dieter
Series: NordDESIGN
Institution: 1: Aalborg University, Denmark; 2: Design Society, United Kingdom
ISBN: 978-87-91831-51-5


Developing modular product families meeting market demands and optimized to company processes requires extensive knowledge from many departments that needs to be communicated using product representations. In this paper, findings from applications of a product family development method are presented and possibilities for improvements through advanced product family models and methodical knowledge transfer support are identified.

Keywords: Product Family Development, Product Models, Knowledge Transfer.


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