Plattform-Based Development
Book chapter, 2011

One of the main drivers for platform-based development and production is the possibility to combine customization with economies of scale. The reuse of common resources in multiple, customized design variants is one way of achieving this. However, the economic benefits may be easily lost. A relatively small design differentiation, for example, may lead to a relatively large number of parts having to be modified. More fruitful approaches that can support carry-over without major drawbacks include, for example, adopting a carefully planned development process or to reusing more abstract design knowledge.


Marcel Michaelis

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Product Development

Stellan Gedell

Chalmers, Product and Production Development

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