ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF MODULAR PRODUCT STRUCTURES: A DIFFERENTIATED APPROACH
The process of modularization is influenced by a variety of factors and is therefore a very complex task. This complexity can be reduced by a separated proceeding according to different perspectives. For this reason known module drivers are assigned to the main perspectives product planning, purchase, manufacturing/assembly and after sales. Additionally the modularization from the manufacturing/assembly perspective is presented more in detail. For this purpose the module interface graph and the assembly priority chart have been integrated in the process.