FRAMEWORK OF A VARIANT MANAGEMENT FOR MODULAR PRODUCT ARCHITECTURES
Editor: Marjanovic Dorian, Storga Mario, Pavkovic Neven, Bojcetic Nenad, Skec Stanko
Author: Weiser A.-K., Baasner B., Hosch M., Schlueter M., Ovtcharova J.
Section: DESIGN PROCESSES
Nowadays companies are facing the threat of an increasing complexity by a modular product architecture. The implementation of a modular structure comes with high efforts, yet during the application phase these expenditures are compensated by an efficient complexity handling. However, the modular structure is not permanent. Decisions on a refinement of the modular product family have to be made, while simultaneously ensuring commonalities within the modular structure. Therefore, a framework for a modular variant management has been designed and verified at Bosch Thermotechnik.