CIRP Encyclopedia of Production Engineering

2019 Edition
| Editors: Sami Chatti, Luc Laperrière, Gunther Reinhart, Tullio Tolio

Cladistics for Products and Manufacturing

  • Hoda A. ElMaraghyEmail author
  • Tarek AlGeddawy
Reference work entry



Cladistics is a hierarchical classification technique which reveals evolution courses of organisms based on their shared characters. It was originally introduced and developed by Hennig ( 1966, republished in English in 1999). Cladistics generates phylogenetic trees (Fig. 1), which are acyclic tree graphs that show the relationships between the studied entities and are called “cladograms.”
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Intelligent Manufacturing Systems CenterUniversity of WindsorWindsorCanada
  2. 2.Canada Research Chair in Manufacturing Systems, Intelligent Manufacturing Systems CentreUniversity of WindsorWindsorCanada
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical and Industrial EngineeringUniversity of MinnesotaDuluthUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Günther Schuh
    • 1
  1. 1.Forschungsinstitut für Rationalisierung (FIR) e. VRWTH AachenAachenGermany