LEANIFICATION OF THE ENGINEERING PROCESS FOR CUSTOMIZED ROAD SAFETY PRODUCTS
DS 92: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2018 15th International Design Conference
Editor: Marjanović D., Štorga M., Škec S., Bojčetić N., Pavković N.
Author: Ulonska, Sören; Welo, Torgeir; Rølvåg, Terje
Section: DESIGN SUPPORT TOOLS
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.21278/idc.2018.0352
Increasing need for customization and documentation but with deficits in a systematic product configuration strategy can result in repeated problem-solving and non-value added engineering. This is especially challenging for SMEs where resources are limited. To remain competitive, they need to gather efficient ways of providing engineer-to-order products. This paper presents a case study of the implementation of a customizable product platform combined with a web-based interface in an industrial SME for road safety products as an opportunity to increase customer value and reduce waste.
Keywords: lean product development, computational design methods, documentation management, case study