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Literature Review: Existing Concepts

Abstract

It has been the motivation of many concepts and models in theory and industry practice alike to create and implement successful solutions to the challenging situation described in the previous chapter that most manufacturing companies find themselves in. This chapter presents a selection of existing concepts that have been established in literature and have found application in an industry setting. They are all, in a general sense, concerned with managing product complexity, and most of them consider product architecture in one way or another. Although the set of concepts chosen here reflects the current state of knowledge in the field, it does not mean to be complete as this would be beyond the scope of this work. Section 3.1 develops the criteria by which each concept is assessed. Sections 3.2 and 3.3 give a short overview of each concept, while the last section of this chapter summarizes the evaluation.

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Control Chart Product Family Customer Requirement Quality Function Deployment Mass Customization 
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