Complexity of Configurators Relative to Types of Outputs

Sara Shafiee*, Eike Schäffer , Lars Hvam

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Industrial gained and potential benefits of configurators are explored and researched to great extent in the literature. Moreover, configurators generate most of the needed documents automatically, which can be an effective solution to reduce the number of manual tasks. The generated documents include variety of customized knowledge such as BOM (bills of materials) or 2D and 3D figures. However, the influence of number and type of generated documents on the complexity of configurator has not been addressed in the literature. This paper aims to study the popular generated documents from configurators in an engineering company. Moreover, this study analyses the influence of different types of the generated documents on configurators’ complexity. The research method is survey-based followed with interviews where the unit of analysis is based on operating configurators within an engineering company.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 22nd International Configuration Workshop
EditorsCipriano Forza, Lars Hvam, Alexander Felfernig
PublisherUniversità degli Studi di Padova
Publication date2020
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event22nd International Configuration Workshop (CONFWS'20) - Online event
Duration: 10 Sept 202011 Sept 2020


Conference22nd International Configuration Workshop (CONFWS'20)
LocationOnline event


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