Mass Customization: Challenges and Solutions

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Thorsten Blecker, Gerhard Friedrich
Springer Science & Business Media, Jul 31, 2006 - Business & Economics - 282 pages

Mass Customization: Challenges and Solutions defines the parameters of the emerging business strategy, mass customization. The book will cover the main categories of the area with a systematic examination of the following themes: manufacturing systems and mass customization, supply chain management and mass customization, and information systems and mass customization.

In addition to being tightly organized by themes and a carefully selected group of contributors, the Editors will write introductory material to the sections along with introductory and concluding chapters. The result is a book that provides the field with the conceptual framework of mass customization, its tools, its solutions, and real-world examples of successful implementations of the business strategy. An important book for academics working in production operations, production manufacturing, industrial engineering, logistics, supply chain management, and industry practitioners.

 

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Contents

Stateoftheart and Challenges
1
Introduction
2
Mass customization approaches
3
Selected critical factors to lead mass customization to success
4
The mass customization process
7
Mass customization challenges
14
Conclusions and contribution of the book
18
Personalized Needs Elicitation in WebBased Configuration Systems
27
Integrated configuration of platform products and supply chain
141
Problem illustration
143
Notations and model formulation
145
Solution procedure
149
A numerical example
153
Conclusion and future work
156
Modularity and Delayed Product Differentiation in Assembletoorder Systems
161
Literature review
162

Introduction
28
Personalization and adaptation in the configuration process
29
Architectural requirements
36
Selected examples for successful personalization techniques
38
Conclusions
40
ModelBased Configuration Support for Software Product Families
43
Mass customization vs configuration
44
Basic technologies
46
Application domain
48
The methodology
49
Experiments and experiences
57
Related work
58
an Integrated Perspective
137
Problem description
167
A necessary complement to the delayed product differentiation principle in an assembletoorder environment
170
Summary and conclusions
182
A New MixedModel Assembly Line Planning Approach for an Efficient Variety Steering Integration 187
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Introduction
188
Variety steering methods
189
Known balancing approaches in literature
192
The balancing model
194
The distributed tabu search algorithm
201
Computational results
204
Conclusions
208
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