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Developing modular product family using GeMoCURE within an SME
by Xiu-Tian Yan, Barry Stewart
International Journal of Manufacturing Research (IJMR), Vol. 5, No. 4, 2010


Abstract: Product variation is becoming an important factor in companies' ability to be competitive and responsive to market and this puts commercial pressures on companies to continue to diversify. This can be a particular problem within Small to Medium Enterprises (SME), which do not always have the level of resources to meet these requirements. As such, methods are required to enable companies to produce a wide range of products at the lowest cost and shortest time. This paper details such a new modular product design methodology and a case study of how it was used within an SME to define the company's new family of product variants.

Online publication date: Tue, 05-Oct-2010


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