A DSM Clustering Method for Product and Service Modularization

Abstract : Many manufacturers are in the process of evolving from mass production to mass customization to cope with the increasing diversity of customer requirements. This induces an increasing complexity resulting from the high variety offered to customers. This problem is heightened by integrating product and service within the same offering. Modularity is considered as a driver for reducing complexity while increasing offered variety of products and services. This paper addresses the question of how to modularize products and/or services considering different criteria from the designers and domain experts. To this end, a Design Structure Matrix (DSM) based method is introduced. The method relies on a set of modularization criteria and on clustering to form product and/or service modules. The applicability of the method is illustrated through a test case in the manufacturing sector.
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Omar Ezzat, Khaled Medini, Maria Stoettrup Schioenning Larsen, Xavier Boucher, Thomas Brunoe, et al.. A DSM Clustering Method for Product and Service Modularization. APMS 2019: Advances in Production Management Systems. Production Management for the Factory of the Future, Sep 2019, Austin, United States. pp.375-382, ⟨10.1007/978-3-030-30000-5_47⟩. ⟨emse-02278666⟩



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