Initial situation: Diverse and individual customer requirements have led to a broad product range and countless variants. In many areas of the company, your employees' capacities are eaten up by the maintenance of existing products, leaving little time for innovation. If you feel the same way, systematic complexity management, e.g. in the form of a modular concept, can help.
Procedure: The starting point for the development of a modular concept is always an analysis of market and customer requirements so that the modular concept is not developed without taking the market into account. In addition, the product and process structure must be analysed in order to define the requirements and boundary conditions for a modular concept together with the market perspective. By comparing the diversity required by the market and the diversity that can be realised internally with reasonable effort, it is possible to derive constituent features, standards and planned module diversity. This ultimately allows the architecture of the modular concept to be defined and a configuration logic to be determined.
Result: The result is a modular concept that takes into account the external market perspective and the internal product and process perspective and enables a market-orientated product portfolio with reduced complexity in the business processes. The concept also includes module profiles that can be used as specifications for the development of the modular system modules.