Developing a Frame of Reference for understanding configuration systems

Klaes Rohde Ladeby, Kasper Edwards

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    Abstract

    This paper uses the theory of technical systems to develop a frame of reference of product configuration systems. Following a definition of the configuration task, product model and product configuration system the theory of technical systems are presented. Configuration systems are then related to the theory of technical systems and it is shown that it is possible to understand configuration systems in this context. By doing so the configuration system is expanded to include human system. Three operators of the technical system are identified and analyzed. In this perspective it is realized that users, organization and the configuration system influence each other and the configuration process. Consequently design of such a system must be approached holistically.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMass Customization Services
    EditorsKasper Edwards
    Volume1
    Place of PublicationKgs. Lyngby
    PublisherTechnical University of Denmark
    Publication date2008
    Pages321-334
    ISBN (Print)87-90-85512-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2008
    EventInternational Mass Customization Meeting 2008 (IMCM'08) and the International Aspects of Product Configuration Systems (PETO'08) - Lyngby, Denmark
    Duration: 1 Jan 2008 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Mass Customization Meeting 2008 (IMCM'08) and the International Aspects of Product Configuration Systems (PETO'08)
    CityLyngby, Denmark
    Period01/01/2008 → …

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