Modularisation Metrics – Contrasting Industrial Practice and State-of-Research

DS 116: Proceedings of the DESIGN2022 17th International Design Conference

Year: 2022
Editor: Mario Štorga, Stanko Škec, Tomislav Martinec, Dorian Marjanović
Author: Dan Lennartsson, Dag Raudberget, Kurt Sandkuhl, Ulf Seigerroth
Series: DESIGN
Institution: J
Section: Engineering Design Practice
Page(s): 2483-2492
DOI number:
ISSN: 2732-527X (Online)


In many industrial sectors, modularization of products and services is considered as an important contribution to increased efficiency and competitiveness. Research has developed many modularization approaches, however, there is a gap between industrial practice in modularization and state-of-research in this field, which partly is due to shortcomings in "measuring" the value and state of modularization. This papers contribution is an analysis of industrial real-world cases to contrast practice and research, and a compilation of metrics in the context of modular product design from research.

Keywords: modularisation, performance indicators, case study, product families, product development

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