Application of Configurators in Networks

Martin Malis, Lars Hvam

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    Abstract

    Shorter lead-time, improved quality of product specifications and better communication with customers and suppliers are benefits derived from the application of configurators. Configurators are knowledge-based IT-systems that can be applied to deal with product knowledge and to support different processes in a company. Traditionally, configurators have been used as an internal tool. In this paper focus will be on the application of configurators in a network of companies, and a procedure for developing product configurators in a network of companies will be presented. The aim is to present a structured guideline, tools and methods on how to successfully develop configurators in a network perspective. Findings presented in this paper are supported by research in a case company. The results from the empirical work show a huge potential for the application of configurators in networks of companies.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2nd Interdisciplinary World Congress on Mass Customization and Personalization, 6-8. October 2003, M
    Publication date2003
    Publication statusPublished - 2003
    Event2nd Interdisciplinary World Congress on Mass Customization and Personalization - Munich, Germany
    Duration: 6 Oct 20038 Oct 2003
    Conference number: 2

    Conference

    Conference2nd Interdisciplinary World Congress on Mass Customization and Personalization
    Number2
    CountryGermany
    CityMunich
    Period06/10/200308/10/2003

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