Modularization as a system life cycle management strategy: Drivers, barriers, mechanisms and impacts

Guido J.L. Micheli*, Paolo Trucco, Yasmine Sabri, Mauro Mancini

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Abstract

This literature-grounded research contributes to a deeper understanding of modularization as a system life cycle management strategy, by providing a comprehensive view of its key barriers, drivers, possible mechanisms of implementation and impact. This comprehensive view, arranged into a decision-making–driven ontology, enables a decision maker to systematically identify modularization implementation opportunities in different industrial and service domains. The proposed ontology transforms modularization into a fully operationalizable strategy and contributes to a paradigm shift in the understanding of modularization, from a pure design option (i.e. modularity) to a fully strategic choice that, by nature, impacts on many of the system’s life cycle phases and involves a number of stakeholders.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-23
JournalInternational Journal of Engineering Business Management
Volume11
Early online date10 Feb 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Feb 2019

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Modularization
Management strategy
Life cycle management
Ontology
Strategic choice
Stakeholders
Modularity
Paradigm shift
Decision maker
Life cycle

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Keywords

  • barriers
  • drivers
  • impact
  • life cycle
  • mechanisms
  • Modularization
  • ontology

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In: International Journal of Engineering Business Management, Vol. 11, 10.02.2019, p. 1-23.

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