International Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut ero labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco.

GUIDE FOR AUTHORS SUBMIT MANUSCRIPT
Vol. 3 No. 4 (2012)
Original Research Article

Utilization of Design Configurators in Order Engineering

Marko Mäkipää
School of Information Sciences, University of Tampere
Bio
Pasi Paunu
School of Information Sciences, University of Tampere
Bio
Timo Ingalsuo
School of Information Sciences, University of Tampere
Bio

Published 2012-12-30

abstract views: 18 // FULL TEXT ARTICLE (PDF): 0


Keywords

  • Configurator,
  • mass customization,
  • order engineering

How to Cite

Mäkipää, M., Paunu, P., & Ingalsuo, T. (2012). Utilization of Design Configurators in Order Engineering. International Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management, 3(4), 223–231. https://doi.org/10.24867/IJIEM-2012-4-127

Abstract

Configurators are essential tools in mass customization. While sales configurators and product configurators have received a fair amount of attention, this study explores a new type configurator for use in order engineering: design configurator. Design configurators can be used to automate order engineering and decrease lead-time for product quotations and customized designs. Thus, they can bring ETO companies closer to mass customization. By determining the requirements for and developing the concept of a design configurator, this paper paves the way for further research on design configurators. Through multiple case studies, the applicability and benefits of design configurators in different industrial contexts are illustrated.

 

Article history: Received (20 November 2012); Revised (01 December 2012); Accepted (06 December 2012)  

PlumX Metrics

Dimensions Citation Metrics