Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Conference papers

Customization and Variants in Terms of Form, Place and Time

Abstract : The interest in customization has increased due to globalization, and globalization makes competing on price more difficult if access to low-cost production is unavailable. Customization usually implies the creation of variants, where the final products are customized in form, place and/or time. However, the relation between customization and variants is unclear; therefore, the purpose of this study is to analyze customization in terms of form, place and time, as well as relate it to product proliferation (i.e., variant creation). Here, a time perspective is used, creating a clear relation to flow thinking. Using flow thinking and the two strategic decoupling points related to flow driver (customer order decoupling point) and flow differentiation (customer adaptation decoupling point) provides a better understanding of what, where and when customization can be applied.
Document type :
Conference papers
Complete list of metadatas

Cited literature [11 references]  Display  Hide  Download

https://hal.inria.fr/hal-02419269
Contributor : Hal Ifip <>
Submitted on : Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 1:18:03 PM
Last modification on : Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 1:43:55 PM
Long-term archiving on: : Friday, March 20, 2020 - 5:40:55 PM

File

 Restricted access
To satisfy the distribution rights of the publisher, the document is embargoed until : 2022-01-01

Please log in to resquest access to the document

Licence


Distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Identifiers

Citation

Joakim Wikner, Fredrik Tiedemann. Customization and Variants in Terms of Form, Place and Time. IFIP International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems (APMS), Sep 2019, Austin, TX, United States. pp.383-391, ⟨10.1007/978-3-030-30000-5_48⟩. ⟨hal-02419269⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

57