Bottom-up Component Rationalisation using a Dynamic Sharing Matrix

DS 118: Proceedings of NordDesign 2022, Copenhagen, Denmark, 16th - 18th August 2022

Year: 2022
Editor: Mortensen, N.H.; Hansen, C.T. and Deininger, M.
Author: Jacobsen, Nicolaj Rolskov; Mortensen, Niels Henrik
Series: NordDESIGN
Institution: Technical University of Denmark
Section: Modularisation
Page(s): 12
DOI number:
ISBN: 9781912254170


This paper addresses the challenge of managing the complexity in product development and the supply chain in a company with highly customised products. This is done by proposing a tool to reduce the number of component variants used in the product portfolio by creating an overview and proposing possible replacement components. The study have been done in collaboration with a company producing district heating units.

Keywords: Component rationalisation, bottom-up, complexity reduction, product portfolio mapping, sharing matrix


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