Analysis of the Theoretical Relationships Between Product and Production Modularity and their Implications in the Automotive Industry

Flávio Issao Kubota, Paulo Augusto Cauchick Miguel, Juliana Hsuan

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Research in modularity design and in production systems in the automotive industry is increasing, as many Western and Japanese firms are applying this concept. This study focuses the relationships between modularity in design (MID) and production (MIP). After analysing 60 papers on MID and MIP in automotive companies, it was observed that some publications suggest that relationships between MID and MIP can be twoways, i.e. not only the former affects the latter, but the latter also affects the former. Conclusively, the relationships between MID and MIP are relevant and future studies should emphasise how they produce managerial benefits and/or drawbacks.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2015
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventThe 22nd International Annual EurOMA Conference 2015: Operations Management for Sustainable Competitiveness - University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Duration: 26 Jun 20151 Jul 2015
Conference number: 22


ConferenceThe 22nd International Annual EurOMA Conference 2015
LocationUniversity of Neuchâtel
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