How to Scope a Product Configuration Project in an Engineering Company

Sara Shafiee, Lars Hvam, Martin Bonev

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    Abstract

    When implementing a product configuration system in a company making complex and highly engineered products, many decisions need to be made in the early phases of the project. This article presents a framework for supporting the initial scoping process and discusses experiences from applying the framework in an engineering company. The framework covers a number of topics, such as identifying the users of the configuration system, prioritizing the user requirements, defining the input and output, and the overall functionality of the configuration system. Furthermore, the scoping process considers the availability of the product knowledge to model into the configuration system, the level of detail and which particular product parts and aspects to include in the system.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of 6th International Conference on mass Customization and Personalization in Central Europe (MCP-CE 2014)
    Number of pages11
    PublisherUniversity of Novi Sad
    Publication date2014
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event6th International Conference on Mass Customization and Personalization in Central Europe - Novi Sad, Serbia
    Duration: 23 Sep 201426 Sep 2014
    Conference number: 6
    http://www.mcp-ce.org/

    Conference

    Conference6th International Conference on Mass Customization and Personalization in Central Europe
    Number6
    CountrySerbia
    CityNovi Sad
    Period23/09/201426/09/2014
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • Configuration Systems
    • Product configuration
    • Scoping
    • Level of Detail
    • Early Phases

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