Design configurator - managing the order engineering challenge in ETO companies
Paunu, Pasi (2014)
Tietojenkäsittelyoppi - Computer Science
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Configurators are fundamental tools in mass customization. Among sales and product configurators a new type of configurator is identified, described and analyzed for use in order-engineering field in capital goods industry: design configurator. It is used to au-tomate the order engineering and decrease lead-time for product quotations and custom-ized designs. By doing so it brings ETO companies closer to pure mass customization. By examining the concept of design configurator industry practitioners can understand the possibilities and limitations resulting from the taken approach to mass customization. This study will also benefit other industrial contexts when considering a configurator solution. By combining the whole of research on the design configurator and giving further research directions this study works as a baseline for connecting future research studies on similar areas.
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