Supply-Chain Product Development Collaboration Using Configurable Product Platform Models
Paper in proceedings, 2010

Collaborative product platform development in the supply chain faces problems not only with inefficient knowledge management and information exchange between collaborating partners, but also with configuration and carry-over strategies - both of which result in large amounts of system variants to maintain, and restrained reuse. To address these problems, this article proposes a new, more system-oriented and abstract, knowledge-based approach to define and describe configurable product platforms. A new platform model concept with a new modeling procedure, consisting of linked, fully configurable generic and autonomous sub-systems, has been devised. The model has been implemented as a separate platform configuration (PFC) system within an envisioned product lifecycle management (PLM) system architecture. The PFC system is the common base for system configuration as well as for information and knowledge exchange between collaborating partners. The proposed platform model and collaborative modeling procedure have been partly verified and validated, in cooperation with the industrial partners participating in a joint research project.






Andreas Lindquist Wahl

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Product Development

Stellan Gedell

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Product Development

Hans L Johannesson

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Product Development

ASME Conference Proceedings. International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2010, Montreal, 15-18 August 2010

Vol. 3 PARTS A AND B 423-433

Subject Categories

Manufacturing, Surface and Joining Technology

Reliability and Maintenance





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