Assessing the leanness in product design : a model for planned design reuse

Amin, M.A. , Karim, M.A., & Yarlagadda, P.K.D.V. (2010) Assessing the leanness in product design : a model for planned design reuse. In Butee, Suthep, Sapsaman, Temsiri, & Yarlagadda, Prasad K. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 10th Global Congress on Manufacturing and Management - Innovative Design for Sustainability In Manufacturing and Management, Global Congress on Manufacturing and Management Board/King Mongkut's University of Technology North , Century Park Hotel, Bangkok, pp. 39-50.

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Shrinking product lifecycles, tough international competition, swiftly changing technologies, ever increasing customer quality expectation and demanding high variety options are some of the forces that drive next generation of development processes. To overcome these challenges, design cost and development time of product has to be reduced as well as quality to be improved. Design reuse is considered one of the lean strategies to win the race in this competitive environment. design reuse can reduce the product development time, product development cost as well as number of defects which will ultimately influence the product performance in cost, time and quality. However, it has been found that no or little work has been carried out for quantifying the effectiveness of design reuse in product development performance such as design cost, development time and quality. Therefore, in this study we propose a systematic design reuse based product design framework and developed a design leanness index (DLI) as a measure of effectiveness of design reuse. The DLI is a representative measure of reuse effectiveness in cost, development time and quality. Through this index, a clear relationship between reuse measure and product development performance metrics has been established. Finally, a cost based model has been developed to maximise the design leanness index for a product within the given set of constraints achieving leanness in design process.

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ID Code: 39672
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Lean Manufacturing, Design Reuse, Product Development Performance Metric, Design Leanness Index
ISBN: 9780980582734
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING (091000)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Global Congress on Manufacturing and Management Board
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Deposited On: 17 Feb 2011 21:42
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