Functional requirement specification in the packaging development chain

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As it is clear that the full packaging life cycle – at least partially – coincides with the product life cycle, both cycles are interwoven. Each has a network of functional requirements, with specific hierarchic propensities. These networks overlap, with prevailing hierarchies playing important roles in combined product/packaging development cycles. This publication describes the role of functional requirements in the complex context of product/packaging life cycles and shows ways to adequately uncover functional requirement specifications besides, or even instead of, technical specifications. A working method is presented, guiding product/packaging development cycles based on structured functional hierarchies. The applicability of the method is shown in a case study.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)145-148
JournalCIRP annals : manufacturing technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • METIS-255519
  • Requirement management
  • Packaging development cycle
  • Development methodology
  • IR-73039

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