Abstract: Developing product variants with respect to satisfying diverse customer needs with reasonable costs in terms of mass customization has been recognized as a new paradigm for today’s manufacturing. In mass customization, products are usually made of several modules while each module is composed from several number of variants. High number of product variants is achieved through a combination of assembled modules. In this study, we present a methodological framework for creating all possible product variants based on unlimited number of initial components. Generetion of all possible product architectures is aimed at investigation of the influence of product variety on assembly processes, structural complexity.
Vladimir Modrak, David Marton and Slavomir Bednar, 2015. Modeling Product Variants Based on the Number of Initial Components and Assembled Modules. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 10: 89-94.