Integrated Product and Production Model – Issues on Completeness, Consistency and Compatibility
Paper in proceedings, 2011
Product development of complex products and their corresponding production systems continue to provide challenges in industry as well as interesting and challenging research questions. Recent research in the area has aimed at increased understanding and development of an integrated product and production system-modeling framework supporting cross-functional collaboration and concurrency. In this context, a well-known challenge in industry is the problem of how to ensure correct and complete sets of parts for manufacturing of different product variants. In striving towards integrated modeling capabilities this is one of several fundamental problems to be addressed. Thus, this problem has been in focus for the research work reported on in this paper. The work includes a framing of the concepts of completeness, consistency, and compatibility. Based on this framing a case study is conducted exploring the possibilities and implications involved in using the modeling framework to include supporting functionality. The case study is ongoing and preliminary findings are included in this paper.