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Title: Component part standardization: A way to reduce the life-cycle costs of products
Authors: Perera, H. S. C
Nagarur, N
Tabucanon, M. T
Keywords: Component standardization
Component commonality
Life-cycle costs
Issue Date: 20-Apr-1999
Publisher: Elsevier
Series/Report no.: International journal of production economics;Vol 60 Pages 109-116
Abstract: This paper studies the effects of component part standardization on life-cycle costs. Three possible situations for component standardization are discussed. A summary is presented of various costs in different phases of the product life cycle and how they are shared among the manufacturer, user, and society. Then, we explain how the component standardization reduces the costs of different phases of the product life cycle. Finally, we point out some of the possible disadvantages of component standardization.
URI: http://localhost:80/handle/123456789/730
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