Product Configuration in ETO Companies

Product Configuration in ETO Companies

T. Petersen (Aalborg University, Denmark)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 18
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-039-4.ch003
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Abstract

This chapter reviews how mass customisation and product configuration can benefit engineer-to-order companies. The relevant main literature in the area is reviewed to identify the benefits and, subsequently, the challenges in implementing product configuration in an engineer-to-order company are described. Finally, a number of suggestions for meeting these challenges are presented, and a case description is introduced, which supports that product configuration can benefit engineer-to-order companies, even though there are a number of challenges to be met. The chapter concludes that engineer-to-order companies can certainly benefit from product configuration by improving business process efficiency as well as information quality and ultimately improving the company’s competitive advantage.

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Table of Contents
Foreword
Franz Wotawa
Chapter 1
M. Heiskala
Configurable products are an important way to achieve mass customization. A configurable product is designed once, and this design is used... Sample PDF
Mass Customization with Configurable Products and Configurators: A Review of Benefits and Challenges
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Chapter 2
J. Arana
This chapter attempts to present an alternative for product modeling based on applied research activities. The model proposed is based on a concept... Sample PDF
Product Modeling and Configuration Experiences
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Chapter 3
T. Petersen
This chapter reviews how mass customisation and product configuration can benefit engineer-to-order companies. The relevant main literature in the... Sample PDF
Product Configuration in ETO Companies
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Chapter 4
C. Engelhardt-Nowitzki
The following chapter will elaborate on complexity in supply chains and the implications on supply chain design. It investigates the specific... Sample PDF
Open Variant Process Models in Supply Chains
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Chapter 5
Y. Zhang
This chapter presents an associative classification-based recommendation system to support online customer decision-making when facing a huge amount... Sample PDF
An Associative Classification-Based Recommendation System for Personalization in B2C E-Commerce Applications
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Chapter 6
A. Felfernig
Selling financial services requires deep knowledge about the product domain as well as about potential wishes and needs of customers. In this... Sample PDF
Knowledge-Based Recommender Technologies Supporting the Interactive Selling of Financial Services
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Chapter 7
R. Jardim-Goncalves
This chapter proposes a standard-based framework to assist industrial organizations to develop interoperability in mass customization Information... Sample PDF
Developing Interoperability in Mass Customization Information Systems
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Chapter 8
M. Ghiassi, C. Spera
This chapter presents a Web-enabled, agent-based information system model to support mass-customized markets. We present a distributed, real-time... Sample PDF
An Agent-Based Information Technology Architecture for Mass Customized Markets
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Chapter 9
S. Saghiri
Concentrating on the role of supply chain decoupling point, this chapter introduces different levels of customisation and mass operations and three... Sample PDF
Critical Role of Supply Chain Decoupling Point in Mass Customisation from Its Upstream and Downstream Information Systems Point of View
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Chapter 10
M. Ionita, P. America, D. Hammer
Mass customization is a business strategy that aims at satisfying, in a timely and cost-effective manner, the various needs of different customers.... Sample PDF
From Strategy Definition to Product Derivation Using a Scenario-Based Architecting Approach
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Chapter 11
D. Jannach
This chapter gives an overview on these current and future research issues in the domain of knowledge-based configuration technology, and thus... Sample PDF
Research Issues in Knowledge-Based Configuration
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Chapter 12
D. Kardaras, B. Karakostas
This chapter draws on the theory of fuzzy cognitive maps (FCM) to propose a modelling approach for mass customisation (MC) of services. The proposed... Sample PDF
Mass Customisation of Services and Processes Based on Fuzzy Cognitive Maps
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Chapter 13
T. Sakao, Y. Shimomura, A. Simboli, A. Raggi
This chapter introduces a new concept, value customization, to increase the level of customer satisfaction. It presents methodologies and practice... Sample PDF
Applying Service CAD System to Value Customization
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