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Keeping details of a software routine (function or object) private. Only programmers know what input is required and what outputs are expected. See encapsulation and abstraction.
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Increasing the added value in the Toyota Group's driveline operations by enhancing the lineup of driveline products in terms of types and sizes, as well as in terms of making products more compact and lighter through the modulization of multiple components, is expected to increase the group's ability to plan and propose driveline systems, leading to expanded sales.
This presents a "dilemma to service firms" and a third theory that of modulization is put forth (Sundbo, 2002).
Army Europe stressed the need for what he termed "modulization of standard units" and for these smaller units to have a larger-than-standard headquarters staff (e.g., a battalion-size headquarters for a company of engineers).