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.
|Title of host publication||Modular Engineering of Production Plants|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|
|Event||12th International Conference on Engineering Design: Communication and Cooperation of Practice and Science - Munich, Germany|
Duration: 24 Aug 1999 → 26 Aug 1999
Conference number: 12
|Conference||12th International Conference on Engineering Design|
|Period||24/08/1999 → 26/08/1999|