Using product and manufacturing system platforms to generate producible product variants
Paper i proceeding, 2016

Product platforms have proven efficient as a means to reduce lead-time and increase product quality simultaneously. When using platforms to generate a family of products, the number of variants that need to be managed in manufacturing increases. To succeed with this, the manufacturing system needs to be maintained in a similar level of flexibility as the product platform. However, there is seldom a joint decision behind each and every conceptual product variant during development, regarding capability in manufacturing. For example, when considering producibility, some product variants require better tolerances than what the manufacturing processes can deliver. This uncertainty can be reduced, by making producibility analyses of a set of conceptual product variants. By performing several different analyses, knowledge can be gained, and joint decisions can be made about cross product-manufacturing aspects. The activities can be systematically arranged to gradually eliminate unfeasible conceptual product variants. In this paper we show how an integrated PLM architecture can be used to create sufficient knowledge as a basis for joint product and manufacturing decisions. The utmost company benefit of this is to reduce lead-time by taking manufacturing capability into account when developing product families.

Product Platform

Producibility

Manufacturing Platform

PLM

Författare

Jonas Landahl

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktutveckling

Christoffer E Levandowski

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktutveckling

Hans L Johannesson

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktutveckling

Rikard Söderberg

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktutveckling

Kristina Wärmefjord

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktutveckling

Johan Carlson

Stiftelsen Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centrum för Industrimatematik

J. Kressin

Stiftelsen Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centrum för Industrimatematik

Ola Isaksson

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktutveckling

Johan Vallhagen

Chalmers, Produkt- och produktionsutveckling, Produktutveckling

Procedia CIRP

22128271 (ISSN)

Vol. 44 61-66

Ämneskategorier

Produktionsteknik, arbetsvetenskap och ergonomi

DOI

10.1016/j.procir.2016.02.132