PRODUCT VARIETY AND VARIETY IN PRODUCTION
Editor: Marjanović D., Štorga M., Škec S., Bojčetić N., Pavković N.
Author: Landahl, Jonas; Johannesson, Hans
Section: DESIGN PROCESSES
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.21278/idc.2018.0208
Variety traditionally denotes products that serve a wide range of customer needs. However, variety in production exists too. Like products, production processes and production resources may also embody variety to serve the production fulfillment of a product variety. In this paper, product variety and variety in production are described and contrasted through a literature review. The aim is to serve the engineering design community with an elevated perspective of variety in production and its relation to product variety.