A Lean Set-Based Design Approach for Development of Customizable Products in Collaborative Networks

  • João BastosEmail author
  • Américo Azevedo
  • Paulo Ávila
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 480)


In nowadays competing market, companies are constantly challenged to reduce the lead time for new products design process by diminishing the time response that goes from the arise of the market opportunity to the satisfaction of the customer need. Simultaneously, companies and networked organizations face a growing number of product configurations, lower product volumes, a continuously growing appetence for personalized products, pressing the decision makers into adopting more efficient product development processes. The present paper addresses the main collaborative product development issues by proposing a responsive and efficient use of knowledge on networked environments through a lean-based framework for collaborative networks. In particular, this work describes the main lean concepts and tools that are enhancers of an efficient and distributed customizable product development process in networked environment.


Product development Collaborative networks Product customization Set-based design Lean 



Project “TEC4Growth - Pervasive Intelligence, Enhancers and Proofs of Concept with Industrial Impact/NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000020” is financed by the North Portugal Regional Operational Programme (NORTE 2020), under the PORTUGAL 2020 Partnership Agreement, and through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.INESC TEC – INESC Technology and Science and FEUP - Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of Porto - Campus Da FEUPPortoPortugal
  2. 2.ISEP/IPP - School of EngineeringPolytechnic Institute of PortoPortoPortugal

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