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"Production Architecture as a Coordination System"(in Japanese)

Masahiro Okuno-Fujiwara () and Yasunori Watanabe
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Yasunori Watanabe: Manufacturing Management Research Center, University of Tokyo

No CIRJE-J-149, CIRJE J-Series from CIRJE, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo

Abstract: In this paper, we define the product architecture as a design concept of a product system which needs complicated coordination among parts to achieve the user's objectives. And we will show that by using a modular architecture we can simplify (i) the functions of the product, and (ii) the relationship between orders and operations. These results lead to the conclusion that human beings, who behave in a context-dependent manner, can not only control highly complicated systems, but also design new systems via combination of division of labor and cooperation.

Pages: 32 pages
Date: 2006-02
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