Product Variety and Variety in Production
Paper in proceedings, 2018

Variety traditionally denotes products that serve a wide range of customer needs. However, variety in production exists too. Like products, production processes and production resources may also embody variety to serve the production fulfillment of a product variety. In this paper, product variety and variety in production are described and contrasted through a literature review. The aim is to serve the engineering design community with an elevated perspective of variety in production and its relation to product variety.

variant management


product design

production design


Jonas Landahl

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Product Development

Hans L Johannesson

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Product Development

International Design Conference
Dubrovnik, Croatia,

Digital platform twin - DPT

VINNOVA, 2017-11-10 -- 2022-12-31.

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Other Mechanical Engineering

Areas of Advance


Driving Forces

Innovation and entrepreneurship



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