Masters Theses


Application of intelligent tools for decision-making and standardization of modules across product domains

Keywords and Phrases

Market basket analysis; Activity-product-module framework


"In the past decade, massive growth was seen in technology development and innovation of products. This has led to proliferation of consumer products that are used to perform various activities at the same time rate of product obsolescence has increased dramatically due to short technology and design cycles. Companies are deploying mass customization strategies such as product platforming, product family, and modular design to produce cost-effective products. In the approach, a business model is developed encapsulating the benefits of mass customization strategies to wider variety of seemingly disparate products. The study proposes a new Activity-Product-Module (APM) framework that can be sued for dissimilar product types"--Abstract, page iv.


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Manufacturing Engineering


University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

Fall 2004


x, 54 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.


© 2004 Dhananjay Trichinapally, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Citation

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Subject Headings

New products -- Management
Data mining
Decision support systems

Thesis Number

T 8671

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