Chapter 10 Product Architecture
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A product can be thought of in both ___ and ___ terms
Individual operations and transformation that contribute to the overall performance of the product are called ___.
Parts, components, subassemblies that ultimately implement the product's functions are called ___.
___ are building blocks which physical elements of a product are typically organized into.
Each chunk is made up of a collection of ___.
components that implement the functions of a product
The scheme by which the functional elements of the product are arranged into physical chunks and by which the chunks interact is known as ___.
Chunks implement one or a few functional elements in their entirety is a property of what kind of architecture?
The interactions between chunks are well
defined and are generally fundamental to the primary functions of the product is a property of what kind of architecture?
Functional elements of a product are
implemented using more than one chunk is a property of what kind of architecture
A single chunk implements many functional
elements is a property of what kind of architecture?
The interactions between chunks are ill
defined and may be incidental to the primary functions of the products is a property of what kind of architecture?
What are the three types of modularity?
- Slot-modular architecture
- Bus-modular architecture
- Sectional modular architecture
Each of the interfaces between chunks in a ___ is of a different type from the others
In a ___, there is a common bus to which the other chunks connect via the same type of interface
In a ___ all interfaces are of the same type, but there is no single element to which all the other chunks attach
Name 7 motives for product change
- Flexibility in use
The range of product models the firm can produce within a particular time period in response to market demand is known as ___.
The use of the same component or chunk in multiple products is called ___.
Concept standardization allows the firm to manufacture the chunk in ___ than would otherwise be possible
Concept standardization may lead to ___
Lower costs and increased quality
How well a product implements its intended functions is called
Characteristics of product performance include:
The practice of implementing multiple functions using a single physical element is known as ___.
One important DFM strategy involves the ___ of the number of parts in a product through component integration.
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