INDUSTRIAL PRACTICE WITH PRODUCT PLATFORMS IN USA
Editor: Marcel Tichem, Delft University of Technology, Mogens Myrup Andreasen, Technical University of Denmark, Alex Duffy, University of Strathclyde
Author: Elgltrd, Per
Page(s): 3 -10
This paper is based on visits to 7 US companies. Based on the practices we observed at these visits, combined with findings from literature, it is explained what is understood by a product platform in an industrial context, how platform based product development differs from "one-of-a-kind" projects, and how this requires a different organization.