Increasing variant diversity is a burden on order processes, development and manufacturing. With the METUS Product Architect Machinery solution package, it is possible to determine the optimal variant framework and implement it without negative effects on market flexibility.
A modular product architecture is the greatest lever for sustainable product success; it has an effect across the disciplines of development and at the same time across the disciplines of value creation.
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In the reality of mechanical and plant engineering, there are neither fully configurable, nor fully customized products. The art of the hybrid is to be as flexible as possible on the market and as configurable as possible internally. This works with product structures in which both customer-specific and standardizable scopes have their place.
The product portfolio geared to sustainable success stands on three capabilities: Making the right product decisions early and correctly, reliably identifying gaps and overlaps in the portfolio, and being able to leverage commonalities across product lines. We show how it's done.
Design-to-Cost is a proven method for cost reductions based on individual product lines. The Design-to-Cost PLUS approach starts at the portfolio and offers significantly greater leverage via the reduction of long tails, identification of overlap, use of commonalities and a function-oriented cost assessment.