The product configuration is the process of specifying the features and components of a product. This can be done manually or using a software tool.
Product configuration is important because it:
- Determines the compatibility of product components
- Ensures that products are built to customer specifications
- Helps to streamline the manufacturing process
There are many different ways to configure a product. The most common approach is to use a software tool that allows the user to select the features and components they want. This approach is often used in mass production applications where each product is identical.
Another approach is to manually configure each product. This is often done for custom or one-off products. In this case, the product configuration is typically done by a team of engineers who spec out the components and features of the product.
No matter how the product is configured, the goal is always to ensure that the customer gets the product they want and that the product can be manufactured efficiently.