How The Capability To Satisfy Fitting Impacts On Assembly

A - Knives: If thinking to a production system that offers an high degree of mass customization on fitting, the knife is no longer the correct tool. For a Best Match Fit system or higher (according to the complexity scale proposed) it is to be preferred the use of a cutting table that allows to create many different shapes and sizes.

B - Last: For a mass production system it’s not necessary many grades of lasts but a high number of elements of the same size in order to let an high production in a chain assembly. When we move to an higher level of capability to satisfy fitting it’s necessary to invert these proportions for a most personalized last. The extreme is the Exact Fit system that need to realize a specific last for each customer foot.

C - Materials: The main impact on the materials is relative to the supplying system. For the systems with low capability to satisfy fitting that need a “to stock” solution the supply of materials must follow this organisation, whereas for a major capability system it’s preferred a “to order” supplying way.

See also:
Complexity, Capability to satisfy fitting, Assembly, How the capability to satisfy aesthetics customization impacts on assembly, How the capability to satisfy functional request impacts on assembly.