A METHODICAL APPROACH FOR DEVELOPING MODULAR PRODUCT FAMILIES
To offer individualised products at globally marketable prices, Institute PKT’s integrated approach for developing modular product families aims to generate maximum external product variety using the lowest possible internal process and component variety. Methodical units of design for variety and life phases modularization support the creation of modular product structures on the level of conceptual design. During embodiment design modular attributes are enhanced through module and interface design according to corporate needs integrating further requirements on product properties. The methodical approach is explained in example of a product family of herbicide spraying systems.