Product Line Design with Customer Preferences

  • András Márkus
  • József Váncza
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2070)


When customizing their product lines, manufacturers at- tempt to fulfill the requirements of the customers within the technical and economical constraints of the manufacturing environment. Product line design is a recurrent process that aims at finding the proper balance between the exploration of new product alternatives and the exploita- tion of the known selling potential of the available variants. This paper offers a framework where, driven by the interaction of customer prefer- ences and the reallocation of manufacturing resources, product families emerge from technically feasible product alternatives.


Product Family Customer Preference Perceptual Dimension Manufacturing Resource Product Selection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • András Márkus
    • 1
  • József Váncza
    • 1
  1. 1.Hungarian Academy of SciencesComputer and Automation Research InstituteBudapest

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