This book brings several original contributions to research and practical applications in the field of mass customization from the designer, manufacturer, and customer perspectives respectively. It presents advancements in product design for mass customization, design of assembly and supply chain processes, variety induced complexity models, complexity management, marketing tools, information systems to support decision-making, and critical success factors of this manufacturing and marketing strategy.. A special focus of interest is also on the use of product configurators in practice and sustainability assessment for mass customization strategy. The aim is to disseminate current developments and approaches for further theoretical investigation and practical applications of mass customized manufacturing systems.

part |2 pages

Section I: Trends and success factors in mass customization

chapter 1|12 pages

An introduction to mass customized manufacturing

ByVladimir Modrak

chapter 2|22 pages

Designing assembly lines for mass customization production systems

ByDominik T. Matt, Erwin Rauch

chapter 3|18 pages

Role of information systems in mass customization

ByArun N. Nambiar

part |2 pages

Section II: Complexity drivers in mass customization

chapter 4|34 pages

Complexity issues in mass customized manufacturing

ByHendrik Van Landeghem, El-Houssaine Aghezzaf

chapter 5|22 pages

Modeling of assembly supply chain structures

ByVladimir Modrak, Slavomir Bednar

chapter 6|30 pages

Variety-induced complexity metrics

ByVladimir Modrak, Slavomir Bednar

chapter 7|22 pages

Product variety management assuming product configuration conflicts

ByVladimir Modrak, Slavomir Bednar

part |2 pages

Section III: Management and sustainability of mass customization

chapter 8|26 pages

Product configuration for order acquisition and fulfillment

ByDario Antonelli, Giulia Bruno

chapter 9|24 pages

Shoe configurators: A comparative analysis of capabilities and benefits

ByEnrico Sandrin, Cipriano Forza, Zoran Anisic, Nikola Suzic, Chiara Grosso, Thomas Aichner, Alessio Trentin

chapter 10|18 pages

Empirical investigation on implications of configurator applications for mass customization

ByLinda L. Zhang, Petri T. Helo

chapter 11|42 pages

Sustainability assessments for mass customization supply chains

ByCarlo Brondi, Davide Collatina, Rosanna Fornasiero

chapter 12|20 pages

Sustainability issues in mass customized manufacturing

ByArun N. Nambiar