The Optimization of Product Platform and Product Families

Project status: Complete

Thrust area: Design Optimization

Research team: Janis Terpenny,

Many companies these days are developing product platforms and designing a set of product variants based on these platforms to provide a variety of market requirements while benefiting the economic gains during manufacturing and production processes. The industrial partners will be provided with a way to realize a set of products as well as benefit from the scale of economy, an approach to investigating the development of a large-scaled product family, and avoiding the over-designed platform.