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The use of product development process as a means of implementing company strategy
2003 (English)In: 10th International Product Development Management Conference / [ed] Hustad, T. P. & Karlsson, C., EASIM, European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management , 2003Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
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EASIM, European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management , 2003.
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Engineering and Technology Mechanical Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-50845OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-50845DiVA, id: diva2:936922
Conference
10th International Product Development Management Conference, Brussels, Belgium, June 10-11, 2003 EASIM, European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management
Available from: 2016-06-14 Created: 2016-06-14 Last updated: 2020-01-23Bibliographically approved
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1. Hardware design as a basis for functional product development
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2004 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The business environment in manufacturing industry is changing from a hardware based product focus to a process and function focus. A current industrial interest is the development and sale of functions. This function could be realised as a product based on hardware, software and services and may be sold as a function rather than as hardware. This function view is referred to as Functional Products (FP). The new focus is on value for the customer rather than on hardware for the customer. This change creates new challenges for how engineering design of the hardware may best be carried out. To develop a functional product, several parties need to be involved in the particular project. These parties are suggested to be supplier, seller, sub- contractor, customer and end user. Since the functional product is not only consisting of hardware but also of services the relations between manufacturers and customers will change. Product development will be carried out in networks to an increasing degree where assignments, activities of, and relations between involved parties will be continuously changing. This thesis introduces the area of functional products and related literature from a hardware engineering design perspective. It starts from a holistic approach and introduce the area of functional products in relation to traditional hardware design and development. Product and process issues considered to be important are raised and discussed; value of hardware product versus value of functions, increased need for integration, communication and collaboration over cross-disciplinary borders, increased need for simulation support to be able to increase the predictability of design concepts. Simulation as an activity to verify the capabilities of the hardware product must be taken for granted in functional product business negotiation. Elongated needs exploration and identification stage are likely early on in functional product development. The concept verification stage in product development of functional products is suggested to increase until such times when integrated simulation support has been developed to support system simulation of functional products. Additionally, issues brought forward in this thesis include: -Suggestions on processes necessary for functional product development -Changes in value for the customer and ownership of the hardware with the introduction of the FP concept - Questions have been raised for how the engineering design activities actually will be affected with the introduction of functional products The thesis is seen as exploratory rather than verifying and invites discussion of the issues raised here, in order for these issues to be developed further.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå: Luleå tekniska universitet, 2004. p. 61
Series
Licentiate thesis / Luleå University of Technology, ISSN 1402-1757 ; 2004:62
Keywords
Functional Products, Product Development, Engineering Design, Collaborative Design
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-50842 (URN)
Available from: 2016-06-22 Created: 2016-06-14 Last updated: 2020-01-23Bibliographically approved
2. A modelling and simulation approach for linking design activities to business decisions
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2007 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The business environment of the manufacturing industry is changing from a hardware-based product focus to a process and function focus. A current industrial interest is the development and sale of functions. This function could be realised as a product based on hardware, software and services, and may be sold as a function rather than as hardware. This function view is referred to as Functional Products (FP). The new focus for the customer is on value rather than hardware. This presents new challenges for how engineering hardware design may best be carried out. Sale of functional products requires a changed business model in which the price of the functional product is related to the functionality of the product itself; hence the name functional product. The supplier can in such a scenario no longer sell maintenance and spare parts. Instead, these activities become a cost, thus motivating the supplier to increase process efficiency, decrease internal production cost by using less energy per produced unit andincrease knowledge about use-cases. The researcher's challenge is how to create new knowledge regarding functional product development for academic as well as for industrial benefit. The research question was formulated as: How may methods or tools for design process modelling and simulation be developed to support functional product development? Four case studies were carried out in Swedish industry. Case study 1 was carried out in cooperation with Hägglunds Drives AB. Case study 2 was carried out in cooperation with companies Hägglunds Drives AB, Volvo Aero and Volvo Car Corporation. Case study 3 was carried out in cooperation Volvo Aero and Case study 4 was carried out in cooperation with nine industrial companies during the formation of the Faste Laboratory, Centre for Functional Product Innovation. Results include the need for integrating product development process and company strategy for functional product development and the identification of the need for new methods and tools to enable better understanding of technology and business processes. The research shows the possibility of evaluating cost and time of development before doing the actual product development work by modelling and simulating the design process. Thus, the knowledge that previously was implicit in the work process is made explicit and possible to manipulate for a desired outcome. Linking the future business cases to work processes by modelling and simulation enables knowledge re-use and work-process predictions concerning cost and time. Hence, modelling and simulation of work processes results in better knowledge of company development capacity earlier than before, thus allowing shorter reaction time to changes in the business domain.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå: Luleå University of Technology, 2007. p. 199
Series
Doctoral thesis / Luleå University of Technology, ISSN 1402-1544 ; 2007:18
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-50833 (URN)
Public defence
2007-06-19, Luleå, 09:00 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2016-06-23 Created: 2016-06-14 Last updated: 2020-01-23Bibliographically approved

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