Incorporating security considerations into optimal product architecture and component sharing decision in product family design

Alvaro J.Rojas Arciniegas, Harrison M. Kim

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Abstract

Multiple factors affect the decisions of selecting the appropriate components to share in product family design. Some of the challenges that the designers face are maintaining uniqueness and the desired performance in each variant while taking advantage of a common structure. In this paper, the sharing decision making process is analyzed for the case when a firm knows a priori that some of the components contain sensitive information that could be exposed to the user, third-party manufacturers, or undesired agents; thence, it is important to enclose it and protect it. Two important aspects to consider are defining the architecture of the product while protecting the sensitive information. This paper proposes tools to help the designers to identify components that are candidates for sharing among the family and finds the most desirable component arrangement that facilitates sharing while protecting the sensitive information that has been previously identified. The proposed framework is applied to three printers in which the architecture used for the ink cartridges and printheads are significantly different. Third-party manufacturers and remanufacturers offer their own alternatives for these subsystems (ink cartridges and printheads) since the customer for printer supplies is always looking for a cheaper alternative; meanwhile, the OEMs attempt to secure their products and retain their customers with original supplies. Having identified the sensitive components for each printer, the optimal clustering strategy is found, as well as the set of components that are candidates for sharing, according to their connectivity and the security considerations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2010
Pages507-517
Number of pages11
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
EventASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2010 - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: Aug 15 2010Aug 18 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Volume5

Other

OtherASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2010
CountryCanada
CityMontreal, QC
Period8/15/108/18/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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    Arciniegas, A. J. R., & Kim, H. M. (2010). Incorporating security considerations into optimal product architecture and component sharing decision in product family design. In ASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2010 (pp. 507-517). (Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference; Vol. 5). https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2010-28515