mass customization

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mass customization

mass means of production able to meet the highly specific individual needs of customers (compare MASS PRODUCTION). Mass customization has become possible as the result of NEW TECHNOLOGY – see also FLEXIBLE PRODUCTION, JUST-IN-TIME MANAGEMENT. The ability to differentiate products and markets is widely seen as one defining feature of a POSTMODERN social formation. Developments in E-COMMERCE may ultimately lead to a digitalized production and distribution system which collapses the distinction between manufacturing and services. Mass customization is part of what is meant by POSTINDUSTRIAL SOCIETY and a culture of POSTMODERNITY.
Collins Dictionary of Sociology, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2000
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3: usage ; var 1 ..16: number_cpus; constraint (usage == multimedia) -> (number_cpus >= 4); Siemens AG, a German-based multinational electronics and electrical engineering company, has used constraint-satisfaction technologies in productive configuration systems successfully for about 25 years.
"This was not the result of a third party attack but instead occurred after we introduced a change that affected our configuration systems," its statement said.
"This was not the result of a third-party attack but instead occurred after we introduced a change that affected our configuration systems," the Facebook statement said.
In this paper, the integration of product configuration systems (also called configurators) and group technology is explored for mass customization environment.
The topics include a short history of configuration technologies, benefits of configuration systems, conflict detection and diagnosis in configuration, core capabilities of sustainable mass customization, knowledge engineering for configuration systems, consumer decision-making, configuring and generating technical documents, configuring services and processes, and S'UPREME as an example of configuration environments.
The development of IT technology enabled the software based product configuration systems that support the process of customized product development.
Product enhancements also allow for dual configuration systems that support both analog and VoIP connections.
The development of these expert systems has spanned nearly 10 years; Digital's Configuration systems Development Group (CSDG) has thereby gained considerable understanding of all phases of the lifecycle of production quality expert systems: design, development, production, and ongoing support.
A major difference between configuration systems and recommender systems in general is the way in which product knowledge is represented.
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