Product Platform and Product Family Design

Product Platform and Product Family Design

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This book discusses how product platform and product family design can be used successfully to increase variety within a product line, shorten manufacturing lead times, and reduce overall costs within a product line. The material serves as a reference and a hands-on guide for practitioners involved in the design, planning and production of products. Real-life case studies that explain the benefits of platform based product development are included.Different software and weapons suites can be applied to the airframe to move up the vertical axis (Oa#39;Banion, 2004). Another industry example is Harley-Davidson, which has five vehicle platforms (Sportster, Touring, Dynaglide, Softail, andanbsp;...

Title:Product Platform and Product Family Design
Author:Timothy W. Simpson, Zahed Siddique, Roger Jianxin Jiao
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2006-03-20


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