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An end of life oriented framework to support the transition toward circular economy

Marconi, Marco; Germani, Michele // 2017
Circular economy is recognized as the most effective economic model to face issues related to waste management and resource scarcity. This requires to efficiently manage the End of Life (EoL) phase, ...

An exploratory study to integrate feasibility into the eco-design process: An approach to link design and environmental parameters

Bratec, Florian; Matta, Nada; Reyes, Tatiana; Troussier, Nadčge; Diaz Pichardo, René; Voinot, Thibaut; Jouanne, Guillaume // 2017
To support environmental practices in industrial design, many software tools have been developed. These tools aim to provide environmental information in a decision context for designers and ...

An optimization-based approach for supporting early product architecture decisions

Raja, Visakha; Isaksson, Ola; Kokkolaras, Michael // 2017
An important aspect in designing the product architecture of turbo fan engine structural components is the load path and flow path of the components. We present an approach for deciding the ...

Anwendung des Data Mining zur Ableitung eines effizienten Produktfamilien-portfolios  (Members only )

Ole Jan, Meßerschmidt; Thomas, Gumpinger; Timo, Neuhäußer // 2017
Companies want to meet the requirements of as many heterogeneous customers as possible on the one hand and offer a small variety as possible to save costs on the other hand. To resolve the resulting ...

Applying lean thinking to risk management in product development

Willumsen, Pelle; Oehmen, Josef; Rossi, Monica; Welo, Torgeir // 2017
This paper re-conceptualizes risk management (RM) in product development (PD) through a lean thinking perspective. Arguably, risk management in PD projects became a victim of its own success. It is ...

Assessing the financial potential for modularization: A case study in a global OEM

Løkkegaard, Martin; Mortensen, Niels Henrik // 2017
Assessing the financial potential of implementing a strategy, based on sharing of key modules and interfaces across a portfolio is difficult. However, this is a critical input when deciding strategic ...

Assessing the performance of additive manufacturing applications

Türk, Daniel-Alexander; Fontana, Filippo; Rüegg, Fabian; Gill, Rajan Joshua; Meboldt, Mirko // 2017
Additive manufacturing offers vast potentials in the development of competitive products. As technological readiness level increases and novel software solutions arise, engineers can fully exploit ...

Assessment of back-up plan, delay, and waiver options at project gate reviews

Olechowski, Alison; Eppinger, Steven; Joglekar, Nitin // 2017
In a staged development process, the planned work is not always complete at the gate review, yet a gate decision must be made. We present a more complete explanation of the reality of gate decision ...

Assessment of changes in engineering design using change propagation cost analysis

Rebentisch, Eric; Schuh, Günther; Riesener, Michael; Breunig, Stefan; Hoensbroech, Ferdinand // 2017
roduct requirements, product elements and production processes. Based on this, a change propagation analysis is presented. Initially, alternative technical solutions are generated to fulfill a ...

Assessment of dependencies in mechatronics conceptual design of a quadcopter drone using linguistic fuzzy variables

Chouinard, Ugo; Achiche, Sofiane; Leblond-Ménard, Cédric; Baron, Luc // 2017
The multi-disciplinary nature of Mechatronic Systems (MeSy) results in a highly complex design task, and it is believed that using an integrated approach to design would help reduce this complexity. ...

Assessment of modular platform potential in complex product portfolios of manufacturing companies

Ortlieb, Casimir; Runge, Tim // 2017
The globalized economy and the increasing trend of product individualization cause a rising amount of product variants to meet the customer’s demands. An increasing number of companies develop new or ...

Bridging the semantic gap in customer needs elicitation: a machine learning perspective

Wang, Yue; Zhang, Jian // 2017
The elicitation of customer needs (CNs) is a critical step in product development. However, these needs are often expressed in ambiguous, simple language and not in the form of well-defined ...

Building a business case for ecodesign implementation: A system dynamics approach

Rodrigues, Vinícius; Pigosso, Daniela; McAloone, Tim // 2017
Several potential business benefits obtained from ecodesign are consistently reported by academic studies and companies. These benefits comprise increased innovation potential, development of new ...

Challenges and preconditions to build capabilities for sustainable product design

Schulte, Jesko; Hallstedt, Sophie // 2017
Sustainable product innovation has previously been found to be positively correlated to competitiveness. However, in order to build capabilities for sustainability integration one must first ...


Watkins, Matthew Alan; Ebbert, Christopher; Arthur, Leslie; Attwood, Emma // 2017
This paper presents work undertaken by 2nd year BSc Product Design students on a live industrial project with McGee a construction company and outlines the success, academic benefits, merits and ...

Connecting strategy and execution in global R&D

Sbernini, Federico; Granini, Nicola; Hansen, Zaza Nadja Lee // 2017
The paper investigates the relationship between global product development strategic decisions, which include outsourcing, offshoring practices as well as strategic alliances, and their impact on the ...

Cost based design of modular product families using the example of test rigs

Hanna, Michael; Ripperda, Sebastian; Krause, Dieter // 2017
Companies with a wide range of variety on the markets have to reduce their internal variety for reducing their costs. This can be reached through modular product families, where more than one concept ...

Creativity as a way to innovate successfully

Guenther, Agnes; Eisenbart, Boris; Dong, Andy // 2017
Selecting innovative design concepts for further development entails decision making under conditions of sometimes extreme uncertainty pertaining to technical feasibility and market potential. In ...

Decentralized handling of conflicts in multi-brand engineering change management

Hesselmann, Carsten; Kehl, Stefan; Stiefel, Patrick; Müller, Jörg // 2017
Changes on components that are commonly used in different products in multi-brand product development, cause various types of conflicts. This paper considers conflicts of interest among individuals ...

Decision design and re-ordering preferences: The case of an exploration project in a large firm

Le Glatin, Mario; Le Masson, Pascal; Weil, Benoît // 2017
Decision theory has been long applied to project management for risk and uncertainty reduction. Among the foundations, the manager is considered following axioms describing his rationality; the most ...


Lindley, Julian; Adams, Richard; Wynn, Les // 2017
Product Design in the modern world is a complex multifaceted discipline comprising of many skills and applications. It also operates in cross-disciplinary contexts both in direct teams but also ...

Definition and support of differentiation and integration in mechanical structure using S-curve theory and wavelet transform

Ishii, Takahiro; Parque, Victor; Miura, Satoshi; Miyashita, Tomoyuki // 2017
The differentiation and the integration of products are the essential procedures for product innovation. To understand the product innovation, the approaches using S-curve theory, which explain the ...

Design analytics is the answer, but what questions would product developers like to have answered?

Arnarsson, Ívar Örn; Gustavsson, Emil; Malmqvist, Johan; Jirstrand, Mats // 2017
There is a growing need for data expertise and data analysis. Companies are looking more towards analytics for improvement opportunities within the business and products. Data collection is growing ...

Design for complex product rebirth or how to protect resources

Mascle, Christian // 2017
This paper presents research conducted on a new design method for rebirth of complex products. Design for rebirth is a thinking method for protecting resources. Reuse, remanufacturing, upgrading and ...

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