Bottom-up Component Rationalisation using a Dynamic Sharing Matrix
DS 118: Proceedings of NordDesign 2022, Copenhagen, Denmark, 16th - 18th August 2022
Editor: Mortensen, N.H.; Hansen, C.T. and Deininger, M.
Author: Jacobsen, Nicolaj Rolskov; Mortensen, Niels Henrik
Institution: Technical University of Denmark
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.35199/NORDDESIGN2022.48
This paper addresses the challenge of managing the complexity in product development and the supply chain in a company with highly customised products. This is done by proposing a tool to reduce the number of component variants used in the product portfolio by creating an overview and proposing possible replacement components. The study have been done in collaboration with a company producing district heating units.
Keywords: Component rationalisation, bottom-up, complexity reduction, product portfolio mapping, sharing matrix