Modular Function Deployment Applied to a Cordless Handheld Vacuum



Modular Function Deployment (Erixon, Modular function deployment – a method for product modularization. PhD thesis, The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, 1998) is a structured method used to define modular product architectures through the integration of customer values, company strategy, and the product technology. A modular product architecture breaks down a product into modules that can be directed toward specific, strategic goals where the operations of the company are optimized within each module individually. A presentation of the theory of Modular Function Deployment will serve as the groundwork for a case story based on a cordless handheld vacuum.


Technical Solution Product Property Market Segment Quality Function Deployment Battery Pack 
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The author wishes to thank his colleagues at Modular Management USA, Inc., who patiently provided feedback on several iterations of this chapter.


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  1. 1.Modular Management USA, Inc.BloomingtonUSA

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