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A general solution framework for component commonality problems

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  • Nils Boysen

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    (School of Economics and Business Administration, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena)

  • Armin Scholl

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    (School of Economics and Business Administration, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena)

Abstract

Component commonality, the use of the same version of a component across multiple products, is increasingly considered as a promising way to offer high external variety while retaining low internal variety in operations. However, increasing commonality has both positive and negative cost effects, so that optimization approaches are required to identify an optimal commonality level. As a more or less of components influences nearly every process step along the supply chain, it is not astounding that a multitude of diverging commonality problems is investigated in literature, each of which developing a specific algorithm designed for the respective commonality problem considered. The paper on hand aims at a general framework, flexible and effcient enough to be applied to a wide range of commonality problems. Such a procedure basing on a two-stage graph approach is presented and tested. Finally, flexibility of the procedure is shown by customizing the framework to account for different types of commonality problems.

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Paper provided by Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, School of Economics and Business Administration in its series Jena Research Papers in Business and Economics - Working and Discussion Papers with number 12/2008.

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Date of creation: 2008
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Publication status: Published in: BuR - Business Research 2/1 (2009), 86-106.
Handle: RePEc:jen:jenjbe:2008-12

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Keywords: Product variety; Component commonality; Optimization; Graph approach;

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