DSM Enhancements



The following section presents the proposed process for gathering DSM data. As in other DSM-based process planning methods, the product data is deriving the process plan. A key issue in the current work is the utilization of data changes throughout the design process. The detailing level is not pre-defined and is changing and adapting to the applicable product knowledge. Collecting the data throughout the design process requires a tool. An existing applicable tool could be a PLM product, where other product relation links (e.g., father-son) are managed. A specific tool for collecting the data may also apply but would be less effective. The process of collecting the DSM data as part of the overall DnPDP is fully described in  Sect. 8.5. The following example reflects the initial knowledge at the conceptual design stage.


Design Activity Quality Function Deployment Activity Loop Forward Link Reachability Matrix 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mechanical EngineeringTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael

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