INTEGRATED PRODUCT & PRODUCTION MODEL – ISSUES ON COMPLETENESS, CONSISTENCY AND COMPATIBILITY
DS 68-4: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 11), Impacting Society through Engineering Design, Vol. 4: Product and Systems Design, Lyngby/Copenhagen, Denmark, 15.-19.08.2011
Editor: Culley, S.J.; Hicks, B.J.; McAloone, T.C.; Howard, T.J. & Lindemann, U.
Author: Gedell, Stellan; Claesson, Anders; Johannesson, Hans
Section: Product and Systems Design
Product development of complex products and their corresponding production systems continue to provide challenges in industry as well as interesting and challenging research questions. Recent research in the area has provided an integrated product and production system modeling framework supporting cross-functional collaboration and concurrency. An industrial challenge of ensuring complete sets of parts for manufacturing of different product variants is examined. The work includes a framing of the concepts of completeness, consistency, and compatibility. Based on this framing a case study is conducted exploring the possibilities and implications involved in using the modeling framework to include supporting functionality.