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Title: A systems engineering approach to product modularity
Authors: Marshall, Russell
Leaney, P.G.
Issue Date: 1999
Publisher: © Professional Engineering Publishing
Citation: MARSHALL and LEANEY, 1999. A systems engineering approach to product modularity. IMECH Proceedings Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 213(8), pp. 847-851
Abstract: Product modularity has been successfully adopted in a number of specific industries, such as computer technology and software development where it provides a number of advantages over monolithic product architectures. This paper presents initial findings from research at a range of companies within the UK where modularity is being applied or considered to address increasing product complexity and the growing need for the symbiosis of mechanical, electrical, electronic, optical, and software technologies in a wider range of manufactured products to meet discerning market requirements. The research identifies a need to address the current application of modularity within industry at three levels; a systems engineering based framework; a methodology for product modularisation; and the underlying process of modular product development. Concluding remarks highlight the issues drawn from the research and opportunities for addressing these issues.
Description: This article was published in the journal, Journal of Engineering Manufacture [© PEP] and is also available at: http://journals.pepublishing.com/link.asp?id=119784.
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/2151
ISSN: 0954-4054
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