Implementing Product Platforms: A Case Study

Ole Fiil Nielsen, Niels Henrik Mortensen

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The paper describes a case study dealing with the process of creating and implementing a product platform. The paper espessially deals with the fact that to obtain the benefits of platforms a permanent change in behaviour in product development must be ensured. This change in behaviour requires acceptance and approval from the organisation in general and the commitment from management to enforce agreed-upon decisions. The case study itself was performed in the Danish company LEGO Group. The case study had two objectives: To create a technical architecture and align this architecture with the manufacturing setup; And to create procedures for using and maintaining the system and getting the commitment and approval of the platform.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication9th International Design Conference
Place of PublicationDubrovnik, Croatia
PublisherInternational Design Conference
Publication date2006
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event9th International Design Conference - Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 15 May 200618 May 2006
Conference number: 9


Conference9th International Design Conference
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