Methodical Support for the Development of Modular Product Families [chapter]

D. Krause, S. Eilmus
2011 The Future of Design Methodology  
Global competition and the trend to individualized products force companies to lower their internal variety, which can be achieved through modular product structures. The literature comprises a wide range of approaches to support the development of modular product families. A selection of significant methods are investigated and evaluated. The method Integrated PKT-Approach for Developing Modular Product Families developed at the Institute of Product Development and Mechanical Engineering
more » ... (PKT) is also characterized. This approach was developed based on the existing literature and approaches and further experience from industrial practice. It integrates aspects of design for variety with technical-functional and product-strategic modularization methods. The methodical approach, as well as its relevance and development, is explained in addition to the literature review.
doi:10.1007/978-0-85729-615-3_3 fatcat:tfv26v2menhmvlmvisu72hk2zm