Integrate product planning process of OKP companies in the cloud manufacturing environment

Pai Zheng, Xun Xu, Sheng Quan Xie

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In today’s competitive market, OKP companies operate in the “engi- neer-to-order” business mode, whereby analysing the “voice of customer” promptly and accurately in the early design stage determines the success of product development. However, OKP companies have limited resources. They may not be able to afford the cost of the complicated Quality Function Deploy- ment (QFD) product planning process, nor can they obtain abundant CRs infor- mation effectively in traditional internet-based environment. This paper proposes a QFD-based approach in the cloud manufacturing (CMfg) environment to enhance OKP companies’ product planning process. CMfg (a newly emerged manufacturing paradigm) utilizes advanced information technologies and busi- ness mode, which may provide sufficient and cost-effective resources to OKP companies. The interaction process among different cloud service roles is intro- duced in detail, which contains six main parts: pre-process, identify CRs, compet- itive marketing analysis, determine final importance ratings, mapping CRs to engineering characteristics (ECs), and customer-centric decision making.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Production Management Systems
Subtitle of host publicationInnovative Production Management Towards Sustainable Growth - IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference, APMS 2015, Proceedings
EditorsHajime Mizuyama, Hironori Hibino, Shigeki Umeda, Masaru Nakano, Dimitris Kiritsis, Gregor von Cieminski
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-22759-7
ISBN (Print)9783319227580
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventIFIP WG 5.7 International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, APMS 2015 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 7 Sep 20159 Sep 2015

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
ISSN (Print)1868-4238


ConferenceIFIP WG 5.7 International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, APMS 2015


  • Cloud manufacturing
  • One-of-a-kind production
  • Product planning
  • Quality function deployment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems and Management

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