Advances in Product Family and Product Platform Design

Author: Timothy W. Simpson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461479371
Format: PDF
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Advances in Product Family and Product Platform Design: Methods & Applications highlights recent advances that have been made to support product family and product platform design along with successful applications in industry. This book provides not only motivation for product family and product platform design (i.e., address questions about “why and when should we platform”) but also methods and tools to support the design and development of families of products based on shared platforms (i.e. address the “how” and “what” questions about platforming). It begins with a general overview of product family design to introduce the general reader to the topic and then progress to more advanced topics and design theory to help designers, engineers, and project managers plan, architect, and implement platform-based product development strategies for their company. Finally, successful industry applications provide readers and practitioners with case studies and “talking points” to become platform advocates and leaders within their organization.

Product Platform and Product Family Design

Author: Timothy W. Simpson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387291970
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book discusses how product platform and product family design can be used successfully to increase variety within a product line, shorten manufacturing lead times, and reduce overall costs within a product line. The material serves as a reference and a hands-on guide for practitioners involved in the design, planning and production of products. Real-life case studies that explain the benefits of platform based product development are included.

Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Complex Systems

Author: Franz-Josef Kahlen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319387561
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book presents an internationally comprehensive perspective into the field of complex systems. It explores the challenges of and approaches to complexity from a broad range of disciplines, including big data, health care, medicine, mathematics, mechanical and systems engineering, air traffic control and finance. The book’s interdisciplinary character allows readers to identify transferable and mutually exclusive lessons learned among these disciplines and beyond. As such, it is well suited to the transfer of applications and methodologies between ostensibly incompatible disciplines. This book provides fresh perspectives on comparable issues of complexity from the top minds on systems thinking.

Product Variety Management

Author: Teck-Hua Ho
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792382263
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Product proliferation has become a common phenomenon. Most companies now offer hundreds, if not thousands, of stock keeping units (SKUs) in order to compete in the market place. Companies with expanding product and service varieties face with problems of obtaining accurate demand forecasts, controlling production and inventory costs, and providing high quality and good delivery performance for the customers. Marketing managers often advocate widening product lines for increasing revenue and market share. However, the breadth of product line can also decrease the efficiency of manufacturing processes and distribution systems. Thus firms must weigh the benefits of product variety against its cost in order to determine the optimal level of product variety to offer to their customers. Academics and practitioners are interested in several fundamental questions about product variety. For instance, why do companies extend their product lines? Do consumers care about product variety? Will a brand with more variety enjoy higher market share? How should product variety be measured? How can a company exploit its product and process design to deliver a higher level of product variety quickly and cheaply? What should the level of product variety be and what should the price of each of the product variants be? What kind of 'challenges would a company face in offering a high level of product variety and how can these obstacles be overcome? The solutions to these questions span multiple functions and disciplines.

Advances in Natural Computation

Author: Licheng Jiao
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540459014
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This is volume I of the proceedings of the Second International Conference on Natural Computation, ICNC 2006. After a demanding review process 168 carefully revised full papers and 86 revised short papers were selected from 1915 submissions for presentation in two volumes. This first volume includes 130 papers related to artificial neural networks, natural neural systems and cognitive science, neural network applications, as well as evolutionary computation: theory and algorithms.

Current Developments in Biotechnology and Bioengineering

Author: Ashok Pandey
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0444636730
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Current Developments in Biotechnology and Bioengineering: Production, Isolation and Purification of Industrial Products provides extensive coverage of new developments, state-of-the-art technologies, and potential future trends, focusing on industrial biotechnology and bioengineering practices for the production of industrial products, such as enzymes, organic acids, biopolymers, and biosurfactants, and the processes for isolating and purifying them from a production medium. During the last few years, the tools of molecular biology and genetic and metabolic engineering have rendered tremendous improvements in the production of industrial products by fermentation. Structured by industrial product classifications, this book provides an overview of the current practice, status, and future potential for the production of these agents, along with reviews of the industrial scenario relating to their production. Provides information on industrial bioprocesses for the production of microbial products by fermentation Includes separation and purification processes of fermentation products Presents economic and feasibility assessments of the various processes and their scaling up Links biotechnology and bioengineering for industrial process development

Advances in Affective and Pleasurable Design

Author: Yong Gu Ji
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439871183
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This volume discusses pleasurable design — a part of the traditional usability design and evaluation methodologies. The book emphasizes the importance of designing products and services to maximize user satisfaction. By combining this with traditional usability methods it increases the appeal of products and use of services.

Multi objective Evolutionary Optimisation for Product Design and Manufacturing

Author: Lihui Wang
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780857296528
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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With the increasing complexity and dynamism in today’s product design and manufacturing, more optimal, robust and practical approaches and systems are needed to support product design and manufacturing activities. Multi-objective Evolutionary Optimisation for Product Design and Manufacturing presents a focused collection of quality chapters on state-of-the-art research efforts in multi-objective evolutionary optimisation, as well as their practical applications to integrated product design and manufacturing. Multi-objective Evolutionary Optimisation for Product Design and Manufacturing consists of two major sections. The first presents a broad-based review of the key areas of research in multi-objective evolutionary optimisation. The second gives in-depth treatments of selected methodologies and systems in intelligent design and integrated manufacturing. Recent developments and innovations in multi-objective evolutionary optimisation make Multi-objective Evolutionary Optimisation for Product Design and Manufacturing a useful text for a broad readership, from academic researchers to practicing engineers.

Single Sensor Imaging

Author: Rastislav Lukac
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420054538
Format: PDF, ePub
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A Decade of Extraordinary Growth The past decade has brought a surge of growth in the technologies for digital color imaging, multidimensional signal processing, and visual scene analysis. These advances have been crucial to developing new camera-driven applications and commercial products in digital photography. Single-Sensor Imaging: Methods and Applications for Digital Cameras embraces this extraordinary progress, comprehensively covering state-of-the-art systems, processing techniques, and emerging applications. Experts Address Challenges and Trends Single-Sensor Imaging: Methods and Applications for Digital Cameras presents leading experts elucidating their own accomplishments in developing the technologies reshaping this field. The editor invited renowned authorities to address specific research challenges and recent trends in their particular areas of expertise. The book discusses single-sensor digital color imaging fundamentals, including reusable embedded software platform, digital camera image processing chain, optical filter and color filter array designs. It also details the latest techniques and approaches in contemporary and traditional digital camera color image processing and analysis for various sophisticated applications, including: Demosaicking and color restoration White balancing and color transfer Color and exposure correction Image denoising and color enhancement Image compression and storage formats Red-eye detection and removal Image resizing Video-demosaicking and superresolution imaging Image and video stabilization A Solid Foundation of Knowledge to Solve Problems Single-Sensor Imaging: Methods and Applications for Digital Cameras builds a strong fundamental understanding of theory and methods for solving many of today’s most interesting and challenging problems in digital color image and video acquisition, analysis, processing, and storage. A broad survey of the existing solutions and relevant literature makes this book a valuable resource both for researchers and those applying rapidly evolving digital camera technologies.

Formal Methods in Manufacturing Systems Recent Advances

Author: Li, Zhiwu
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466640359
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Evolving technologies in mass production have led to the development of advanced techniques in the field of manufacturing. These technologies can quickly and effectively respond to various market changes, necessitating processes that focus on small batches of multiple products rather than large, single-product lines. Formal Methods in Manufacturing Systems: Recent Advances explores this shifting paradigm through an investigation of contemporary manufacturing techniques and formal methodologies that strive to solve a variety of issues arising from a market environment that increasingly favors flexible systems over traditional ones. This book will be of particular use to industrial engineers and students of the field who require a detailed understanding of current trends and developments in manufacturing tools. This book is part of the Advances in Civil and Industrial Engineering series collection.