Software for Creating Optimal Product Families
Forming Product Families using a product family matrix is critical in your Lean Journey. Finally, there is an easier way!
Product Family Studio™ brings the every day Lean Practitioner an academically proven algorithm to help group products together into similar families. Placing your products or components into groups or “product families” is helpful for the implementation of manufacturing cells and value steam mapping for waste elimination. Product Family Studio™ is an innovative software application which enables you to combine an algorithmic approach together with your unique, practical, subjective judgment to form a solution that is truly functional for your organization. Manipulate a product family matrix with ease!
Product Family Studio™ can use either a simple routing matrix (example product family matrix above), or it can go deeper and use any of the following details to group products into families using a non-binary (numerical) approach:
- Product routing steps
- Product demand
- Number of visits to a station/machine
- setup and operation times
Product Family Studio is built around a user interface intended to provide rich capability in a package simple enough the every day Lean Practitioner can get the job done in a just few simple clicks. Simply build or paste your product family matrix into the user grid and click ‘Run Algorithm‘ to run the algorithm and group your products and stations! The algorithm groups the products together based on your routing or numerical values. Further refine the groups manually or manipulate the input values and rerun the algorithm to find the groupings that best meet your needs.
- Microsoft Windows Vista or later
- License fee: $49.99/seat
- Special pricing for multiple seats or educational licenses available