Product family design and platform-based product development: A state-of-the-art review

Jianxin Jiao, Timothy W. Simpson, Zahed Siddique

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Abstract

Product family design and platform-based product development has received much attention over the last decade. This paper provides a comprehensive review of the state-of-the-art research in this field. A decision framework is introduced to reveal a holistic view of product family design and platform-based product development, encompassing both front-end and back-end issues. The review is organized according to various topics in relation to product families, including fundamental issues and definitions, product portfolio and product family positioning, platform-based product family design, manufacturing and production, as well as supply chain management. Major challenges and future research directions are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-29
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of Intelligent Manufacturing
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence

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