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DESIGN METHOD FOR MODULAR CUSTOMISED PRODUCT FAMILIES TO CONSIDER DIFFERENT USE STRATEGIES

DESIGN METHOD FOR MODULAR CUSTOMISED PRODUCT FAMILIES TO CONSIDER DIFFERENT USE STRATEGIES

Year: 2004

Section: MULTIDISCIPLINARY ASPECTS OF DESIGN

Editor: Marjanovic D.

Author: Oja H., Riitahuhta A.

Section: MULTIDISCIPLINARY ASPECTS OF DESIGN

Pages: 1145 - 1150

Abstract

The awareness of life cycle costs has focused the acquisition process of customised products towards total costs during the whole lifetime. Product manufacturer shall take into account several phases during the product use. This variation shall be considered while designing a product family for customisation. In this paper the aspect for product design is the type of use and maintenance policy. The analysis of use phase is made collecting data from a global crane company. A multifactor model has been created for bringing use requirements to guide design. Utilisation of the model in conceptual design can provide better solutions and modular product architecture.

Keywords: product design, modularity, life cycle, customisation

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