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.
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The new product configurator allows project designers to create a pole and base combination that will provide aesthetics and identity features that are unique to the client's needs.
A key feature of the website is a product configurator - now also available for tablet and mobile - that lets customers explore equipment and attachments options to identify a solution that matches their requirements and to then request a quote.
Engineering, technology, and management specialists from Europe and the US discuss recent trends and success factors in mass customization, including the design of production systems and assembly lines, and the need for a functioning and effective mass customization information system; complexity drivers, including the impact of complexity on the human operator in assembly-oriented manufacturing, alternative assembly supply chain structures, variety-induced complexity metrics, and a method to determine the more suitable degree of customization for a specific product design platform; and product configuration management and its approaches, including an interactive product configurator, web-based sales configurators, product configurator application, and sustainability issues.
The problem is that there are no clearly defined activities that an entrepreneur should take to develop a product configurator in its own company.
Leveraging their proprietary Navigator Platform technology, services include webCAD publishing and product configurator technology.
Under the terms of the contract, OneNeck will host and manage Plastimayd's Microsoft Dynamics AX environment as well as their TDCI BuyDesign Product Configurator.
The suite includes a product configurator, a sales portal, a so-called Flex Suite for generating 2D drawings and 3D models, a consumer design tool and a virtual storefront for e-commerce firms.
Now there is real momentum and real business needs that are pushing product configurator initiatives forward.
The Product Configurator helps users specify the correct model codes for each unique application, and makes ordering the right meter with the appropriate options as easy as choosing from a few drop-down menus.
Liberty's product configurator rollout coincides with a legacy migration project, dubbed "ECLPS+" (Enhanced Commercial Lines Policy System), at the company involving the consolidation of four different platforms, including one obtained when the company acquired Safeco.
This web-based product configurator features a point-and-click approach to enclosure design.
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