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Product design for supply chain management means building products that thrive in and enhance your supply chain architecture simply giving customers what they want while fundamental to customer satisfaction is rarely enough. Integrating product design into the supply chain more specifically it highlights how the integration of product design into the supply chain increases communication supply chain visibility responsive ness as well as the reduction of supply chain risk all of which are key to maximizing and sustaining business performance. Earlier in the week i attended a fascinating forum led by dr omera khan and professor martin christopher dedicated to studying product design and how it relates to the supply chain this little studied topic only 36 articles have appeared in leading supply chain journals on the topic in the last 10 years is a major potential. When supply chain was taken into account complexity of configuration cooperation and coordination were the other relevant variables 3 thiam soon gan and martin grunow introduced a novel conceptual framework termed concurrent design attribute trade off pyramid cda top after some discussion on product design supply chain design and design trade off methodologies. As design is increasingly seen as a source of differentiation it is getting increasingly complex and having a major effect on supply chain cost and risk due to factors such as global sourcing offshoring product complexity process complexity and outsourced design