Integration Model To Support Configuration Of Product Architecture And Supply Chain Design

DS 97: Proceedings of the 21st International DSM Conference (DSM 2019), Monterey, California, September 23rd - 25th 2019

Year: 2019
Editor: Harold (Mike) Stowe; Tyson R. Browning; Steven D. Eppinger; Jintin Tran; Paulo Montijo
Author: Atakulu, Israel Nnamdi; Shalpegin, Timofey; Wynn, David C.
Series: DSM
Institution: University of Auckland
Section: Product Architecture Design
Page(s): 10
DOI number:
ISBN: 978-1-912254-06-4


Supply chain management is a necessary concept for manufacturing firms as it deals with the coordination and integration of interactions of collaborating partners to realize products. The product’s architecture is important to incorporating those interactions as it is typically established at the early stages of Product Development and impacts on the costs of interactions (collaboration) within the supply chain. In this paper, a mixed-integer nonlinear model is developed to help minimize the total collaborative costs for organizations involved in collaborative product development. The model concurrently determines the optimal level of configuration of modules while minimizing collaborative costs. The application of the model was illustrated on a printer case study with some discussions and possible extensions to the paper highlighted.

Keywords: Product Architecture; Collaborative costs; Interface Management; Supply Chain design


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