Enablers & Barriers for Realizing Modularity Benefits

Simon Haahr Storbjerg, Thomas Ditlev Brunø, Jesper Thyssen, Steffen Nordahl Jørgensen

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Abstract

Although modularization is becoming both a well-described domain in academia and a broadly applied concept in business, many of today’s firm still struggle to realize the promised benefits of this approach. Managing modularization is a complex matter, and in spite of this, a topic that has received far less attention compared to the theories and methods concerning modularization of technical systems. Harvesting the full potential of modularization, particularly in relation to product development agility, depends on more than an optimal architecture. Key enablers in this context are the organizational and systems related aspects. Recognizing the need for guidance to realize the benefits of modularity, the
purpose of this study is through a literature study and a case study to improve the insight into the organizational and systems related enablers and barriers with regard to obtaining the full potential of modularization in terms of product development agility.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of The Ninth Norddesign Conference, 2012
Number of pages8
Publication date2012
ISBN (Print)978-87-91831-51-5
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventThe Ninth Norddesign Conference, 2012 - Aalborg, Denmark
Duration: 22 Aug 201224 Aug 2012

Conference

ConferenceThe Ninth Norddesign Conference, 2012
CountryDenmark
CityAalborg
Period22/08/201224/08/2012

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Storbjerg, S. H., Brunø, T. D., Thyssen, J., & Jørgensen, S. N. (2012). Enablers & Barriers for Realizing Modularity Benefits. In Proceedings of The Ninth Norddesign Conference, 2012
Storbjerg, Simon Haahr ; Brunø, Thomas Ditlev ; Thyssen, Jesper ; Jørgensen, Steffen Nordahl. / Enablers & Barriers for Realizing Modularity Benefits. Proceedings of The Ninth Norddesign Conference, 2012. 2012.
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Enablers & Barriers for Realizing Modularity Benefits. / Storbjerg, Simon Haahr; Brunø, Thomas Ditlev; Thyssen, Jesper; Jørgensen, Steffen Nordahl.

Proceedings of The Ninth Norddesign Conference, 2012. 2012.

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