Application of Multi-Domain MatrixWaste Reduction Methodology

Year: 2011
Editor: Chakrabarti, A.
Author: Elezi,Fatos; Graebsch,Martin; Hellenbrand,David; Lindemann,Udo
Section: Eco-Design, Sustainable Manufacturing, Design for Sustainbility
Page(s): 514-522


As part of an industrial cooperation project with a German Car Manufacturer, the authors of this paper applied a matrix-based waste reduction methodology to the case study Multi-Domain Matrix (MDM) model of a sliding sunroof Product Development (PD). The application of the methodology resulted in a reduction of iteration marks by 96.5% in the process model, and the consequences for different waste types are described.In addition, the application of the methodology made possible the identification of meta-teams, which can potentially support better coordination and information flow between the teams involved in the development effort. The study concludes that MDM methodology is potentially a powerful tool for waste elimination in incremental mechatronic product development processes

Keywords: Lean, Waste, Mechatronic product development, Complexity, Multi-domain matrix, Design structure matrix, Value stream mapping


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