Typology of Product Configuration Systems

Klaes Ladeby Jensen, Kasper Edwards, Anders Haug

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    Abstract

    Many organisations are moving from mass production to mass customization. Product configuration systems (PCS) are increasingly seen as an interesting option for firms who wish to pursue a strategy with a high degree of product variance while retaining a low cost of specifying the product. To become more specific in relation to how product configuration systems can support mass customization, it is necessary to understand how different product configuration systems can be classified, and how these differ. This paper presents a typology of product configuration systems based on the five kinds of knowledge needed for the configuration task. Lastly, we discuss the implementation and use-related issues that can be derived from the typology.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInnovative Processes and Products for Mass Customization
    Number of pages441
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    PublisherGITO
    Publication date2007
    Edition1
    Pages175-184
    ISBN (Print)978-3-940019-03-5
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    EventInternational Mass Customization Meeting 2007 & International Conference on Economic, Technical and Organisational Aspects of Product Configuration Systems: Innovative Processes and Products for Mass Customization - Hamburg, Germany
    Duration: 21 Jun 200722 Jun 2007
    Conference number: 3

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Mass Customization Meeting 2007 & International Conference on Economic, Technical and Organisational Aspects of Product Configuration Systems
    Number3
    CountryGermany
    CityHamburg
    Period21/06/200722/06/2007
    SeriesBusiness Informatics and Application Systems
    Number3

    Keywords

    • Mass Customization, Product Configuration Systems, Configuration Readiness

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