The more team members you enroll in your organization, the more benefits you can acquire. Depending on the number of members enrolled in our courses, you could obtain these benefits:
In 2021, 94% of Fortune 1000 companies reported supply chain interruptions.
Product development time dropped by 30% due to the optimization of product families.
Discover how rapid innovation and mass customization can unlock new forms of competitive advantage.
Leverage your platform to identify market and product opportunities and generate revenue growth.
The current business landscape is increasingly competitive. However, the current speed of innovation and virtually endless personalization now offer new competitive advantages. The organizations taking advantage of these new opportunities are those that are applying strategies to design and develop product families on a common platform.
Evolution of the industry, from small-scale artisanal craftsmanship to mass production
Product creation, manufacturing decisions, composition, and the design evolution process
Parameters to quantify what is common within a product family
Methods and tools used in the design of product families and platforms
Comparing designs among different product platforms and families is useful
Platforms to identify new market opportunities, increasing revenues as a result
All the participants who successfully complete their program will receive an MIT Professional Education Certificate of Completion, as well as Continuing Education Units (CEUs)*.
To obtain CEUs, complete the accreditation confirmation, which is available at the end of the course. CEUs are calculated for each course based on the number of learning hours.
*The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is defined as 10 contact hours of ongoing learning to indicate the amount of time they have devoted to a non-credit/non-degree professional development program.
To understand whether or not these CEUs may be applied toward professional certification, licensing requirements, or other required training or continuing education hours, please consult your training department or licensing authority directly.
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Module 1: Fundamental Principles of Platform-Based Manufacturing
Examine platforming through definitions and examples and classify different leveraging strategies.
Module 2: The Advantages of the Platforms and Their Implementation Strategy
Analyze case study data and summarize the benefits of product platforming.
Module 3: Architecture of the Product and the Platforms
Define product and platform architecture and prioritize decisions to be more effective.
Module 4: Platform Analysis
Categorize and rank products, platforms, and projects using mapping tools and access platform efficiency with metrics.
Module 5: Platform Design
Assess variety based on customer attributes and market demand and compare competing product families to identify components for redesign.
Module 6: Planning Platform Development
Assess overdesign and flexibility needs, complete a flexible platform design process, and apply platforming to software and services.
Module 7: Industrial Platforms and Bilateral Markets
Identify acceptable and unacceptable reasons for divergence, assess and rate the use of management levers in a case study, and examine key management roles.
Module 8: Two-Sided Markets and Industry Platforms
Analyze two-sided markets as discreet dynamic systems, simulate and analyze a platform using an AMBX model, and assess module feasibility and user preferences.
Director, System Architecture Group at MIT
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering
Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems, MIT
Senior Director at the Procter and Gamble Co.
Modularization Architect at Danfoss Drives
Chaired Professor in Digital Economy at the University of Surrey
Founder, Piic Camera Sharing Japan
Associate Director of Systems Engineering at Otis Elevator Co.
Decommissioning and Restoration Excellence Manager at Shell Global Solutions
Technical Lead for Wearables at Bose Corporation
Vice President of Engineering and International Operations at Environmental Solutions Group
Leader for Solutions Delivery at Refinitive (MENA)
This class was very interesting to me because it forced me to look at products, not only their value to the organization, but the efficiency of that product from a lot of different angles. You can look at it from all the angles taught in the class, or you can look at it from a grouping of those angles. And for me it was a highly valuable. It's much more than just the product lines that we have today in our organization.
TODD NATE - Head of Private Wireless Sales, Nokia