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Set-based design: a review and new directions

Boris Toche, Robert Pellerin and Clément Fortin

Article (2020)

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Set-based design (SBD), sometimes referred to as set-based concurrent engineering (SBCE), has emerged as an important component of lean product development (LPD) with all researchers describing it as a core enabler of LPD. Research has explored the principles underlying LPD and SBCE, but methodologies for the practical implementation need to be better understood. A review of SBD is performed in this article in order to discover and analyse the key aspects to consider when developing a model and methodology to transition to SBCE. The publications are classified according to a new framework, which allows us to map the topology of the relevant SBD literature from two perspectives: the research paradigms and the coverage of the generic creative design process (Formulation–Synthesis–Analysis–Evaluation–Documentation–Reformulation). It is found that SBD has a relatively low theoretical development, but there is a steady increase in the diversity of contributions. The literature abounds with methods, guidelines and tools to implement SBCE, but they rarely rely on a model that is in the continuum of a design process model, product model or knowledge-based model with the aim of federating the three Ps (People–Product–Process) towards SBCE and LPD in traditional industrial contexts.

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Design research, product development, lean product development, concurrent engineering, set-based concurrent engineering, set-based design

Subjects: 1600 Industrial engineering > 1600 Industrial engineering
1600 Industrial engineering > 1601 Operations research and management science
1600 Industrial engineering > 1603 Logistics
1600 Industrial engineering > 1606 Operations management
2100 Mechanical engineering > 2100 Mechanical engineering
Department: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Department of Mathematics and Industrial Engineering
Research Center: Other
PolyPublie URL: https://publications.polymtl.ca/9280/
Journal Title: Design Science (vol. 6)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
DOI: 10.1017/dsj.2020.16
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1017/dsj.2020.16
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2023 13:44
Last Modified: 23 May 2023 22:12
Cite in APA 7: Toche, B., Pellerin, R., & Fortin, C. (2020). Set-based design: a review and new directions. Design Science, 6, 41 pages. https://doi.org/10.1017/dsj.2020.16


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