Method Seminar Efficient Design of Product Construction Kits

Wednesday, October 21, 11am to Thursday, October 22, 2020, 5pm

One topic that is currently being discussed in industry across all sectors is construction kits. The automotive industry in particular is communicating the topic particularly offensively. For the Volkswagen Group, its four modular kits are a success factor for becoming number one in terms of unit sales in the medium term and achieving high profits at the same time. But what makes product kits interesting for companies? Are there patterns in the approach that distinguish successful from less successful modular developments?

The two-day seminar starts with the often underestimated starting position with which a modular system stands and falls: the planning of the variety of variants to be represented. The seminar will show how this diversity can be processed transparently.

The effects of diversity will be analysed in order to define areas with high and low diversity and to determine module boundaries. However, construction kits do not end with this "development-heavy" view. Therefore, further areas, such as production, are integrated. Furthermore, the organizational anchoring of the modular strategy will be discussed and the success factors for modular design identified in benchmarkings will be presented.

On the seminar days there will be opportunities for exchange among the participants and with the speakers. A practical lecture followed by a discussion provides insights into a successful implementation.

Further information can be found on the event page.