Product Customization

Springer Science & Business Media
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For the majority of industrial companies, customizing products and services is among the most critical means to deliver true customer value and achieve superior competitive advantage. The challenge is not to customize products and services in itself – but to do it in a profitable way. The implementation of a product configuration system is among the most powerful ways of achieving this in practice, offering a reduction of the lead time for products and quotations, faster and more qualified responses to customer inquiries, fewer transfers of responsibility and fewer specification mistakes, a reduction of the resources spent for the specification of customized products, and the possibility of optimizing the products according to customer demands.

This book presents an operational procedure for the design of product configuration systems in industrial companies, based on the experience gained from more than 40 product configuration projects in companies providing customer tailored products and services.

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Springer Science & Business Media
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Published on
Feb 1, 2008
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Pages
283
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ISBN
9783540714491
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Advertising & Promotion
Business & Economics / Management
Business & Economics / Marketing / General
Business & Economics / Production & Operations Management
Business & Economics / Sales & Selling / General
Technology & Engineering / Industrial Engineering
Technology & Engineering / Manufacturing
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This comprehensive and up-to-date text, now in its Third Edition, describes how the latest techniques in production planning and control are applied to contemporary industrial setups so as to meet the ever-increasing demands in industrial organizations for better quality of services, for faster delivery of products and for adapting to the rapid changes taking place in the industrial scenario. With the demands in the industrial arena increasingly tending to be lumpy, the most effective strategy for planning and controlling production processes cannot be a static, preconceived one. Instead, it is one that is flexible and is capable of adapting to the erratic changes in demand patterns. Evolving such a strategy requires more of practical skill than mere theoretical knowledge of the subject. This book explores the demands of the present-day industrial environment and the techniques for addressing these demands through a number of case studies drawn from Indian industries. The efficacy of various planning strategies, the methods for implementing them, and their suitability for different industries have been clearly explained in relation to these cases. While the essentials of theory have been covered in a simple and straightforward style, the stress is on developing the practical skills required to tackle the unpredictable problems and the unforeseen demands that pose a formidable challenge to modern industries. The book places emphasis as much on the principles of heuristic techniques as on the systematic approach to production planning. This book would serve as a useful textbook to postgraduate students of management as well as undergraduate students of industrial engineering. It will be equally useful to the teaching community and the practicing professionals. NEW TO THE THIRD EDITION • Includes a new chapter on ‘Leagile Manufacturing: A Contemporary Manufacturing Syndrome’ (Chapter 11) • Provides several references to explore more in the field KEY FEATURES • Gives solved problems that serve as numerical illustrations of the theoretical concepts. • The Case Studies given focus on the Indian scenario; these will be of great practical value to students and professionals alike. • Offers substantial coverage of the modern heuristic methods, the Kanban system and the ERP techniques.
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