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Books

Application of Product Configuration Systems

In Engineering Companies

Engineering companies increasingly face the challenge of delivering highly customized products where time, cost, and quality are critical factors. To provide customized products efficiently, a product configuration system (PCS) is commonly implemented. This study focuses on engineering companies and aims to strengthen the research field of PCS applications and increase the successfulness of engineering companies in applying the PCS in terms of both successful implementation and benefits realization to greater extent.

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark

2017

PLM support to architecture based development

Contribution to computer-supported architecture modelling

Designers doing product architecture based development look to convert desired behavior to solutions for a portfolio of products, and through modularization pursue commonality among different variants without increasing the internal task proportional to handling variety. This study describes research into the phenomena of developing products based on architectures and how to represent architectures in computer systems.

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark

2015

On the identification of architectures for product programs

In a complexity cost perspective

The topic of this study is the identification of architectures for product programs with the purpose of improving the competitiveness of industrial companies while reducing complexity. The presented frameworks and approaches have been tested in a number of case studies across a variety of industries demonstrating significant effects in terms of time-to-market reduction, improvement of R&D efficiency, and complexity cost reduction.

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark

2013

Radikal forenkling via Design

This publication describes the results from the proof-of-concept study. The main contribution is a systematic approach to radical simplification via design (“Radikal forenkling via Design”) targeted small and mid-sized Danish companies.

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark

2012

Developing product families based on architectures

Contribution to a theory of product families

Companies are introducing more and more product variants to fulfill the market demands. These new variants add complexity to many of the processes and systems in the companies. Reuse of standard designs (i.e. design entities) and re-use of the way new products are developed can simplify the processes and systems. Case studies show that reuse can lead to reduction of cost and time-to-market of new products.

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark

2006

Articles

Guidelines for Structuring Object-Oriented Product Configuration Models in Standard Configuration Software

Journal of Universal Computer Science

2020

The reduction of product and process complexity based on the quantification of product complexity costs

International Journal of Production Research

2020

The impact of applying product-modelling techniques in configurator projects

International Journal of Production Research

2019

Time Estimation for Product Configuration Systems Projects

IEEE International Conference

2019

Scoping a PIM System: A Supporting Framework

IEEE International Conference

2019

How to scope configuration projects and manage the knowledge they require

Journal of Knowledge Management

2018

Measuring the complexity of product configuration systems

International Workshop on Configuration

2018

Return on investment from the use of product configuration systems – A case study

Computers in Industry

2018

The main challenges for manufacturing companies in implementing and utilizing configurators

Computers in Industry

2018

Automatic Identification of Similarities Across Products to Improve the Configuration Process in ETO Companies

International Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management

2017

Complexity of Configurators Relative to Integrations and Field of Application

International Workshop on Configuration

2017

How to Identify Possible Applications of Product Configuration Systems in Engineer-to-Order Companies

International Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management

2017

Impact of product configuration systems on product profitability and costing accuracy

Computers in Industry

2017

Improving product configurability in ETO companies

International Conference on Engineering Design

2017

The documentation of product configuration systems: A framework and an IT solution

Advanced Engineering Informatics

2017

Usage Frequency of Product Configuration Systems Relative to Integrations and Fields of Application

International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management

2017

Analysis of visual representation techniques for product configuration systems in industrial companies

International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management

2016

Assessing the cost saving potential of shared product architectures

Journal of Concurrent Engineering: Research and Application

2016

Business cases for product configuration systems

International conference on mass customization and personalization

2016

Development and implementation strategy for the of product configuration systems in engineer-to-order companies

International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management

2016

Impact of the utilization of a product configuration system on product’s life cycle complexity

World conference on Production and operations Management

2016

Improved Performance and Quality of Configurators by Receiving Real-Time Information from Suppliers

Configuration Workshop

2016

Industrial Application of Configurators: From Motivations to Realized Benefits

International Conference on Industrial Engineering

2016

Industrial experience from using the cpm-procedure for developing, implementing and maintaining product configuration systems

International Conference on Industrial Engineering

2016

Product configuration system and its impact on product’s life cycle complexity

IEEE International Conference

2016

Quantification of Benefits and Cost from Applying a Product Configuration System

International conference on mass customization and personalization

2016

Reconfiguring Variety, Profitability, and Postponement for Product Customization with Global Supply Chains

World Conference on Mass Customization & Personalization

2016

Utilizing product configuration systems for supporting the critical parts of the engineering processes

International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management

2016

Alignment of Configuration and Documentation for Highly Engineered Complex Product Configuration Systems: a Demonstration from a Case Study

IEEE/WIC/ACM Web Intelligence Conference

2015

An agile documentation system for highly engineered, complex product configuration systems

International Annual EurOMA Conference

2015

Goal-Oriented Data Collection Framework in Configuration Projects

World Conference on Mass Customization, Personalization and Co-Creation

2015

How to Analyze and Quantify Similarities between Configured Engineer-To-Order Products by Comparing the Highlighted Features Utilizing the Configuration System Abilities

International Configuration Workshop

2015

Identification of profitable areas to apply product configuration systems in Engineering-To-Order companies

World Conference on Mass Customization, Personalization and Co-Creation

2015

Impact on cost accuracy and profitability from implementing product configuration system – A case-study

International Configuration Workshop

2015

PLM system support for modular product development

Computers in Industry

2015

Domain Theory, its models and concept

Chapter in “An Anthology of Theories and Models of Design”
Springer Verlag, Germany

2014

Managing complexity of product mix and production flow in configure-to-order production systems

International Annual EurOMA Conference

2014

Mapping requirements to a product architecture supported by a PLM system

International Design Conference

2014

Proactive identification of scalable program architectures: How to achieve a quantum-leap in time-to-market

International Journal of Industrial Engineering

2014

Interface diagram: Design tool for supporting the development of modularity in complex product systems

Journal of Concurrent Engineering: Research and Application

2013

PLM support for development of modular product families

International Conference on Engineering Design

2013

Calculation of Complexity Costs: An Approach for Rationalizing a Product Program

NordDesign Conference

2012

Modelling and using product architectures in mechatronic product development

NordDesign Conference

2012

On the Market Aspect of Product Program Design: Towards a Definition of an Architecture of the Market

International Design Conference

2012

Towards a Classification of Architecture Initiatives: Outlining the External Factors

NordDesign Conference

2012

Visual product architecture modelling for structuring data in a PLM system

International Conference on Product Lifecycle Management

2012

Improving decision making in the early phases of configuration projects

International Journal of Industrial Engineering

2011

Proactive modeling of product and production architectures

International Conference on Engineering Design

2011

Making Product Customization Profitable

International Journal of Industrial Engineering

2010

Handling the early phases of configuration projects

World Conference on Mass Customization & Personalization

2007

Identification of platform levels

International Conference on Engineering Design

2005

Multi Product Development: New models and concepts

Symposium DFX

2004

Modelling Relations In Product Families

NordDesign Conference

2002

Understanding the Phenomenon of Modularization

International Design Conference

2002

Managing Modularization

EISAM International Product Development Management Conference

2001

On the Way Towards Definition of Product Architecture

Symposium DFX

2001

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