Modular Engineering of Production Plants: Research paper for ICED99

Thomas Dedenroth Miller

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    Based on a case-study on design of pharmaceutical production plants, this paper suggests that modularity may support business efficiency for companies with one-of-a-kind production and without in-house manufacturing. Modularity may support efficient management of design knowledge and may facilitate design reuse. A consistent use of modularity provides a design readiness that enables companies to resond faster to customer orders. Furthermore, modular design provides information structures that provide embedded coordination of loosely coupled development and realization processes. The paper describe some findings of a research study.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationModular Engineering of Production Plants
    Publication date1998
    Publication statusPublished - 1998
    Event12th International Conference on Engineering Design: Communication and Cooperation of Practice and Science - Munich, Germany
    Duration: 24 Aug 199926 Aug 1999
    Conference number: 12


    Conference12th International Conference on Engineering Design

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