By H. ElMaraghy, T. AlGeddawy, A. Azab, W. ElMaraghy (auth.), Hoda A. ElMaraghy (eds.)
The altering production setting calls for extra responsive and adaptable production structures. The subject of the 4th foreign convention on Changeable, Agile, Reconfigurable and digital construction (CARV2011) is “Enabling production Competitiveness and fiscal Sustainability”. cutting edge learn and most sensible implementation practices and reports, which handle those very important concerns and demanding situations, are awarded. The lawsuits comprise advances in production structures layout, making plans, overview, keep watch over and evolving paradigms reminiscent of mass customization, personalization, changeability, re-configurability and adaptability. New and critical innovations corresponding to the dynamic product households and structures, co-evolution of goods and platforms, and techniques for boosting production platforms’ fiscal sustainability and prolonging their existence to supply multiple product iteration are handled. Enablers of switch in production platforms, construction quantity and strength scalability and coping with the volatility of markets, pageant between worldwide organisations and the expanding complexity of goods, production structures and administration thoughts are mentioned. demanding situations and destiny instructions for examine and improvement had to aid either practitioners and academicians are presented.
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Through modularity, at first standardized modular options are selected, then they are configured into different end products based on specific market and business needs . Nevertheless it has been found that fully modularizing a product is not always possible due to its design requirements. Also, an undesired increase in production cost will occur when a modular architecture is beyond an optimum range . The postponement strategy allows and enables variation as late as possible in the manufacturing system.
Keywords: Mass customization, competitiveness, sustainability 1 INTRODUCTION Mass customization (MC) has become an important strategy mainly because of the more demanding customers, the shortening of product life cycles, the increased competition, the integration between the different parts of a supply chain [1, 2], and the internationalization and digitalization of markets . Customers nowadays prefer quality, style, and uniqueness over homogeneous products . The literature presents many definitions for mass customization; it was first identified by Davis in 1987 as the ability to produce personally designed products and services at a cost similar to that of mass production.
Daaboul, F. Laroche, C. Da Cunha of the production system and all needed production decisions depend on the level and type of the applied MC strategy. No major change will be induced if the customization is made by a simple addition of an accessory, while major changes will take place in a co-design or customer-driven design system. 5 Supply chain management Due to the evolution of digitalization [69, 70], and emergence of globalization, and in order to respond to increased customer demand for differentiation, companies need to cooperate with their suppliers and customers.
Enabling Manufacturing Competitiveness and Economic Sustainability: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Changeable, Agile, Reconfigurable and Virtual production (CARV2011), Montreal, Canada, 2-5 October 2011 by H. ElMaraghy, T. AlGeddawy, A. Azab, W. ElMaraghy (auth.), Hoda A. ElMaraghy (eds.)