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Modular Function Deployment Applied to a Cordless Handheld Vacuum

Chapter

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Technical Solution Product Property Market Segment Quality Function Deployment Battery Pack 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

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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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Modular Management USA, Inc.BloomingtonUSA

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