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Growing Modular

Mass Customization of Complex Products, Services and Software

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  • A starter to the concepts of modularization and mass customization

  • Condensed and application-oriented approach for a broad audience in engineering, production, sales and marketing

  • Provides an extensive configurator evaluation checklist for future users and a supplement of business cases

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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The Time for Mass Customization Has Arrived Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. Thomas Edison There’s an allegory that many inventors have used to define their moment of inspiration when diligence, a strong work ethic and imagination met at the intersection of unmet needs – and a paradigm shift in technology happened. Thomas Edison once said that opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. That’s the case with mass customization, make-to-order, configure-to-order and engineer-to-order product strategies globally, across manufacturers and service organizations today. In the work of mass customization are significant rewards to customer responsiveness, service, and financial performance of any organization. Aiming at the goal of driving lean manufacturing, companies are finding that the strategies that looked like the hardest work, dressed in overalls as Edison would say, are delivering the biggest impact on the financial statements of the companies that boldly take on serving customers in entirely new ways. Driving costs of organizations through more accuracy in orders, assuring that highly configured products are actually what a customer has ordered, and making the many product attributes in complex products accessible for the creation of entirely new production workflows and products, is real and is delivering costs savings while driving up margins.

Keywords

  • Configure-to-Order
  • Manufacturing
  • Mass Customization
  • Modularization
  • Product Configuration
  • Trends
  • business
  • development
  • management
  • marketing
  • production

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sollentuna, Sweden

    Milan Kratochvíl

  • Hampton Hill, UK

    Charles Carson

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Growing Modular

  • Book Subtitle: Mass Customization of Complex Products, Services and Software

  • Authors: Milan Kratochvíl, Charles Carson

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/b139063

  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Business and Economics, Business and Management (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-540-23959-8

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-642-06304-6

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-540-27430-8

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XX, 172

  • Topics: Management, Marketing, Operations Management

Buying options

eBook
USD 84.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-540-27430-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)