Development of an impact model of properties of modular product structures to evaluate methodical approaches

Initial situation

The aim in developing modular product families is, to be able to offer a vast spectrum of variants to the market while keeping the internal product and process complexity as low as possible. Different modularization methods are described in literature to achieve this aim. A fundamental investigation and consolidation of these methods and of project results of modualrization projects undertaken in industry, to gain a deeper understanding the system of effects modular product structures have on economic factors does currently not exist.

Project aim

The aim of this research project, which is funded by the German research foundation, is to develop a generic model to get a distinct picture of the properties and effects of modular product structures. Cause and effect chains are to be found and the degree of modularity is to be measured by a system of metrics.

From 03rd till 05th of August 2016 an international research exchange meeting on the impact of modular product structures - iMPS has been held. More information...

Project leader: Prof. Dr.-Ing. D. Krause

Project worker: Dipl.-Ing. Jennifer Hackl

The project is funded by the German research foundation (DFG - Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) within the research grant. GEPRIS

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