Planning & Tracking the Changes - Matrix Mapping of Modular Product Family Generations

DS 101: Proceedings of NordDesign 2020, Lyngby, Denmark, 12th - 14th August 2020

Year: 2020
Editor: Mortensen, N.H.; Hansen, C.T. and Deininger, M.
Author: Küchenhof, Jan; Schwede, Lea-Nadine; Krause, Dieter
Series: NordDESIGN
Institution: Hamburg University of Technology
Section: Modularity
Page(s): 11
DOI number:
ISBN: 9781912254088


In this paper, the handling of different product family generations is methodically supported. In order to prepare low internal complexity for offering future product variants, Design for Variety and modularisation approaches are used to build a MDM matrix framework to structure two product family generations based and demonstrated on a real development case. The activities are assisted by means of graph analysis software to obtain change propagation paths and SysML to ensure data consistency and track changes respectively.

Keywords: product families, new product development, model based engineering, design structure matrix (DSM)


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