A Bill of Materials, or Product Structure, is a diagrams that lists all the components and parts required to produce one unit of a finished product, or end part. It is often represented as a tree structure with hierarchical relationships among different components and materials. In this paper, we introduce two procedures to convert single and multiple bills of materials into networks. These procedures allow us to leverage the potentialities of network analysis, providing new perspectives in terms of representation and extractable informative content, and thus gaining insights into the criticalities of parts and components. We conclude interpreting some network measures and their outcomes in terms of practical implications in industrial management, e.g. product functional design and, above all. variety reduction programs.

Cinelli, M., Ferraro, G., Iovanella, A., Lucci, G., Schiraldi, M.m. (2017). A Network Perspective on the Visualization and Analysis of Bill of Materials. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING BUSINESS MANAGEMENT [10.1177/1847979017732638].

A Network Perspective on the Visualization and Analysis of Bill of Materials

CINELLI, MATTEO;FERRARO, GIOVANNA;IOVANELLA, ANTONIO;LUCCI, GIULIA;SCHIRALDI, MASSIMILIANO MARIA
2017-01-01

Abstract

A Bill of Materials, or Product Structure, is a diagrams that lists all the components and parts required to produce one unit of a finished product, or end part. It is often represented as a tree structure with hierarchical relationships among different components and materials. In this paper, we introduce two procedures to convert single and multiple bills of materials into networks. These procedures allow us to leverage the potentialities of network analysis, providing new perspectives in terms of representation and extractable informative content, and thus gaining insights into the criticalities of parts and components. We conclude interpreting some network measures and their outcomes in terms of practical implications in industrial management, e.g. product functional design and, above all. variety reduction programs.
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Rilevanza internazionale
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Esperti anonimi
Settore ING-IND/35 - Ingegneria Economico-Gestionale
Settore ING-IND/17 - Impianti Industriali Meccanici
English
Variety Reduction
Material Management
Bill of Materials
Product Structure
Complex Networks
Cinelli, M., Ferraro, G., Iovanella, A., Lucci, G., Schiraldi, M.m. (2017). A Network Perspective on the Visualization and Analysis of Bill of Materials. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING BUSINESS MANAGEMENT [10.1177/1847979017732638].
Cinelli, M; Ferraro, G; Iovanella, A; Lucci, G; Schiraldi, Mm
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