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J4  2009, Vol. 43 Issue (12): 2231-2236    DOI: 10.3785/j.issn.1008-973X.2009.12.018
Configuration design of engineering-to-order product based on postponement design decoupling point
LU Yu-jun1,2, JI Yang-jian1, QI Guo-ning1, TANG Ren-zhong1
(1. Institute of Manufacturing Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China;
2. Institute of Advanced Mechanical Technology, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou 310018, China)
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Complex engineering-to-order (ETO) product has long design cycle. A rapid configuration design method was presented to solve the problem. The components of ETO product were divided into four design types with different customized depth by utilizing the theory of design for mass customization(DFMC) and postponement design decoupling point (PDDP). Then design for ETO product itself can be converted into customized design for its components. The configuration design process of ETO product was divided into two phases, namely, inexact and exact configuration. Then design process of customized components in enterprise was effectively postponed and responded design was transformed into scheduled design. Thus customer order’s influence on design was decreased as possible and customized design cycle and lead time were shortened. An example of the rotor of industry turbine was given to verify the effectiveness of the method.

Published: 16 January 2010
CLC:  TP 391  
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LU Yu-Jun, JI Yang-Jian, QI Guo-Ning, et al. Configuration design of engineering-to-order product based on postponement design decoupling point. J4, 2009, 43(12): 2231-2236.

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