Methodical Support for the Development of Modular Product Families

  • D. Krause
  • S. Eilmus


To offer individualised products at globally marketable prices, Institute PKT’s integrated approach to developing modular product families aims to generate maximum external product variety using the lowest possible internal process and component variety. Methodological units of product program planning, design for variety, life phases modularization, module lightweight design and process-oriented product development support the creation of modular product families during the product development process.


Product Family Product Development Process Lightweight Design Methodical Support Design Structure Matrix 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Krause
    • 1
  • S. Eilmus
    • 1
  1. 1.TUHH – Hamburg University of TechnologyHamburgGermany

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