METHOD TO INTEGRATE MODULAR PRODUCT ARCHITECTURE INFORMATION INTO STANDARD IT-SYSTEMS
Editor: Marjanovic Dorian, Storga Mario, Pavkovic Neven, Bojcetic Nenad
Author: Heilemann, M.; Culley, S.J.; Schlueter, M.; Lindemer, V.
Section: DESIGN PROCESSES
Availability of product architecture information within companies is an important enabler for the transition toward modularisation. The aim of this paper is to present a method for integration of such information into standard IT-Systems. The method evolved from a requirement study in industry. It consists of introducing, classifying, relating product architecture items and adding modularisation data to those items. The application of the method results in an information model that supports engineers in designing a set of coherent modules from which a wide range of products can be derived.