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Knowledge-Based Configuration by Juha Tiihonen, Claire Bagley, Lothar Hotz, Alexander Felfernig

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Chapter 4

Benefits of Configuration Systems

Alexander Felferniga, Claire Bagleyb, Juha Tiihonenc, Lois Wortleyb and Lothar Hotzd,    aGraz University of Technology, Graz, Austria,    bOracle Corporation, Burlington, MA, USA,    cAalto University, Aalto, Finland,    dHITeC e.V., University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Abstract

In this chapter, we summarize challenges related to the implementation of mass customization. In this context, we discuss benefits that result from a successful deployment and application of configuration technologies.

Keywords

Knowledge-based Configuration; Challenges; Benefits

4.1 Introduction

Configuration is a key technology for successfully implementing mass customization (see Piller and Blazek, 20141).In this chapter, ...

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