Research on Product Design and Manufacture for One-of-a-Kind Production

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  author =       "Gang Hong",
  title =        "Research on Product Design and Manufacture for
                 One-of-a-Kind Production",
  school =       "Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing
                 Engineering, University of Calgary",
  year =         "2009",
  address =      "Canada",
  month =        "16 " # mar,
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming",
  URL =          "",
  abstract =     "To keep competitive advantages in today's global
                 marketplace, many companies, especially the small and
                 medium enterprises, have been embracing a production
                 strategy, named one-of-a-kind production (OKP), which
                 aims at satisfying individual customer requirements
                 while maintaining the efficiency and quality of mass
                 production. This thesis work contributes to a further
                 understanding of one-of-a-kind production by addressing
                 the following three objectives to improve the
                 productivity in OKP companies: (1) customer information
                 should be incorporated in the product modelling scheme;
                 (2) design variations and manufacturing variations
                 should be well integrated, and (3) the concurrent
                 optimal custom product design and manufacturing should
                 be quickly identified based on the individual customer
                 requirements and manufacturing constraints.

                 In this thesis work, a customer-driven product modeling
                 scheme is introduced to incorporate customer
                 information into OKP product family modeling. Through
                 this modeling scheme, relations between customer
                 categories and product categories are explored to
                 facilitate the optimisation process to quickly identify
                 the custom product. In order to provide products in a
                 cost-effective way in addition to satisfying individual
                 customer needs, a hybrid modelling scheme is introduced
                 to model design variations and manufacturing variations
                 in an integrated environment. Based on the hybrid
                 modelling scheme, a new multi-level optimisation method
                 is developed to identify the optimal custom product
                 design and its optimal manufacturing process, where
                 co-evolutionary programming is used for configuration
                 design and numerical search is carried out for
                 parameter design. Two prototype systems are developed
                 to illustrate the effectiveness of the introduced
  notes =        "Gang Tony Hong",

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