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Hierarchies of adaptable learning during product development

Tourassis, Vassilios D.; Chatzimichali, Anna


Vassilios D. Tourassis


Shorter product lifecycles, shrinking time-to-market and increasing global competition, drive companies to premature transitions from the development laboratory to full-scale commercial production. This ramp-up period is usually considered as a transient phenomenon and often ignored by a large body of literature. Hence, the current push for accelerated development and quality manufacturing of new products, has increased the need to model and measure production performance during ramp-up. Despite this need for a concrete framework of these early stages of the product life cycle, a useful model of ramp-up, formalizing this tradeoff between product design and process modeling during the execution phase, is missing. In this context the present work deals with this issue throught a structured methodology that highlights the system sensitivities by decoupling process and product design, proposing an algorithm that uses empirical evaluation measures of manufacturing complexity. © 2011 IEEE.

Journal Article Type Conference Paper
Publication Date Dec 23, 2011
Journal Conference Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics
Print ISSN 1062-922X
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 458-464
ISBN 9781457706523
APA6 Citation Tourassis, V. D., Chatzimichali, A. P., Chatzimichali, A., & Tourassis, V. (2011). Hierarchies of adaptable learning during product development. IEEE International Conference on Systems Man and Cybernetics, 458-464.
Keywords ramp-up, new product development, learning curve
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Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : 2011 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics


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