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Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing 18 (2002) 6981 Evaluation of sub-component alternatives in product design processes
 

Summary: Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing 18 (2002) 6981
Evaluation of sub-component alternatives in product design processes
A. Akgunduz, D. Zetu, P. Banerjee*, D. Liang
Department of Mechanical Engineering (M/C 251), 2039 Eng Research Facility, University of Illinois, 842 W. Taylor, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
Received 1 July 2000; received in revised form 1 June 2001; accepted 1 August 2001
Abstract
In this paper, a sub-component selection methodology for product design is described. The described technique incorporates the
analytic hierarchy process and linear goal programming into the process of evaluating alternatives for sub-components and parts,
which enables the design of products by satisfying customer, technical, and financial requirements. Also, an additional comparison
technique for comparing sub-component alternatives is developed, called ``scoring matrix''. In this technique, pair-wise comparisons
are performed within one matrix for all possible criteria to measure the strength of one-to-one relationship between sub-component
alternatives. This technique is more appropriate than traditional analytical hierarchy process in addressing problems such as the
comparison of sub-component alternatives. An illustrative example demonstrates the application of our methodology to the design
of a computer system. r 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keywords: Analytic hierarchy process; Product design; Linear programming
1. Introduction
Most products having more than one part can be
represented in terms of their components and sub-
components in a hierarchy (an example of a PC
hierarchical representation is given in Fig. 1). The one-

  

Source: Akgunduz, Ali - Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Concordia University

 

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