CP3: Comprehensive Product Platform Planning

Project status: Complete

Thrust area: New Design Paradigms and Processes

Research team: Janis Terpenny

Industry participants have been provided a systematic approach to investigate, capture and analyze how different company functional units define customer-valued product attributes in the development of a product family and platform. This approach has helped design teams understand different perspectives in design requirements effectively and discover the correlations among them easily. This has provoked effective communication for understanding different design factors and consideration of these factors during early design. This research is useful in investigating and designing flexible and comprehensive platform alternatives.