A PROCEDURAL MODEL TO ASSESS MAIN INFLUENCES OF PRODUCTION ON PRODUCT DESIGN
Production as one of the main limiting factors must be considered during product design. Today product concepts need to be robust, i.e. in this context suitable for various production concepts and conditions. To understand the significant interdependencies of product concepts and production systems in early phases, we propose a procedural model including the analysis of both areas on different abstraction levels and the use of a Multiple-Domain Matrix. Especially the influence different production alternatives have on the product concept indicates key factors for a design of robust products.