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Modeling And Optimizing Wire Harness Costs For Variation Complexity

Sjon Moore; Mentor Graphics

An automotive wire harness rarely has just a single part number that can be ordered and installed in a vehicle. Typically, there are many different versions of the same harness based on the orderable content in the vehicle. These versions (often called harness levels) will have unique part numbers. The quantity of these levels and their content is what is typically called complexity and it has a significant impact on the cost of the harness. Quantifying these costs is often very difficult especially with manual methods of deriving and costing the complexity solution. (...)

This paper will focus on the quantification of these complexity related costs so that they can be modeled allowing automated algorithms to optimize for these costs.

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