Effects of combining product-centric control and direct digital manufacturing: The case of preparing customized hose assembly kits
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2016

The case study presents the effects of combining product-centric control and direct digital manufacturing (DDM) in the preparation of customized assembly kits. The theoretical contribution of the paper is in describing a combinatorial innovation in operations and production management: how to use productcentric control to make DDM highly efficient when there are many generic and partly generic production resources. Evidence is found of many beneficial outcomes such as waste reduction, simplified planning, and improved customer responsiveness for the case of preparing customized assembly kits for hydraulic hoses.

Planning simplification

Design science approach

Case study

Product centric control

Direct digital manufacturing

Kitting

Make-to-order

Författare

Jouni Lyly-Yrjänäinena

Tammerfors tekniska universitet

Jan Holmström

Aalto-Yliopisto

Mats Johansson

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Supply and Operations Management

Petri Suomalaa

Tammerfors tekniska universitet

Computers in Industry

0166-3615 (ISSN)

Vol. 82 82-94

Ämneskategorier

Annan maskinteknik

Styrkeområden

Transport

Produktion

DOI

10.1016/j.compind.2016.05.009