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How to use configuration software in “Less Routine Design” situations? Some modelling propositions

Sylla, Abdourahim and Guillon, Delphine and Monge, Luis Garces and Vareilles, Elise and Aldanondo, Michel and Coudert, Thierry and Geneste, Laurent How to use configuration software in “Less Routine Design” situations? Some modelling propositions. (2018) In: 2018 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM), 16 December 2018 - 19 December 2018 (Bangkok, Thailand).

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1109/IEEM.2018.8607401


This paper considers the configuration of physical systems in a business to business environment (machine tool, aerospace equipment, cranes ...). In this kind of business, knowledge-based configuration software are frequently used when dealing with “infinitely routine design” situations where the entire customer’s requirements can be fulfilled with standard systems. However, in “less routine design” situations where non-standard systems must be designed in order to fulfill the entire customers’requirements, existing knowledge-based configuration software cannot be used. In fact, the configuration hypothesis state that all configured systems are assembled from standard sub-systems and components. The aim of this paper is therefore to investigate how the existing products/systems configuration hypothesis, problems’ definitions, and models can be modified or adapted in order to allow the use of configuration software in “less routine design” situations. In this purpose, first, the main differences between standard and non-standards systems are analyzed. Then, six cases of systems configuration that differentiate “less routine design” from “infinitely routine design” are identified and discussed. Finally, some Constraint Satisfaction Problems (CSP) based modeling extensions are proposed to allow the use of configuration software in these situations.

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Institution:Other partners > Ecole Supérieure des Technologies Industrielles Avancées - ESTIA (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Ecole nationale supérieure des Mines d'Albi-Carmaux - IMT Mines Albi (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Other partners > Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica - Cartago (COSTA RICA)
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