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Designing Product Families: From Strategy to Implementation

In MIT Professional Education’s eight-week Designing Product Families: From Strategy to Implementation online program, you’ll explore how product architecture, platforms, and commonality can help you deploy and manage a family of products.

Participant Takeaways

– Understand the evolution of the industry from craft manufacturing to mass customization.

– Grasp fundamental concepts in product architecting such as architectural decisions, decomposition and function-form mapping during conceptual design.

– Understand the platform concept and be able to prioritize drivers of modularity and product platform design. – Enumerate metrics for quantifying commonality within a product family.

– Identify major contemporary methods and tools for product family and platform design.

– Understand how benchmarking can assist platform and product family design.

– Understand organizational issues such as divergence in platforms and management roles in platforms.

– Leverage platforms for identifying new market and product opportunities to generate revenue growth.