A rough set based fuzzy axiomatic design approach in evaluating customer-centric design alternatives

P. Zheng, S. Q. Xie

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Abstract

Nowadays, companies strive to provide products that meet individual customer needs and expectations to achieve high profits. Customers' perceptions play a significant role in the design process. However, they are normally expressed using linguistic words which are hard to interpret, especially when trying to evaluate the best design solution among multiple design alternatives. This paper proposes a rough set based fuzzy axiomatic design (AD) approach to guide the design decision-making process which contains imprecise information. It aims to overcome the subjectivity of fuzzy membership functions selection by using rough method instead, to deal with vagueness. The approach utilizes the information axiom of AD principles and extends it to support customer-centric multi-attribute decision making. A comparative case study on bicycle frameset is conducted to validate the approach. The result shows that it has advantages compared to the fuzzy approach in processing linguistic assessments and is better suited for customized product design decision support.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEM 2015 - 2015 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages544-548
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781467380669
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jan 2016
EventIEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2015 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 6 Dec 20159 Dec 2015

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management
Volume2016-January
ISSN (Print)2157-3611
ISSN (Electronic)2157-362X

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEM 2015
Country/TerritorySingapore
CitySingapore
Period6/12/159/12/15

Keywords

  • axiomatic design
  • customer-centric design
  • decision making
  • fuzzy set theory
  • Rough set theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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