TRANSFER OF METHODS FOR DEVELOPING MODULAR PRODUCT FAMILIES INTO PRACTICE – AN INTERVIEW STUDY
Editor: Marjanovic Dorian, Storga Mario, Pavkovic Neven, Bojcetic Nenad
Author: Beckmann G., Gebhardt N., Krause D.
Section: DESIGN METHODS
Many methods for developing modular product families exist in academia, but are rarely transferred into companies. This paper presents requirements on such methods from practice along with success factors of method transfer, which have been extracted from literature, form feedback of teaching workshops and from an interview study with designers and managers working in companies opposed by high product variety (further results of the interviews are presented in paper 303 of Design2014 conference). The findings are used to derive a framework to transfer methods into practice.