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Optimizing product configurations

How to find the optimum configuration for your purpose

The trend towards the individualization of products is leading to an ever-increasing number of possible combinations and thus increasingly complex product configurations. It is becoming more and more difficult to keep an eye on all aspects and dependencies in order to find an answer to concrete questions. With our innovative method for the strategic optimization of your product configuration, products can be configured easily, quickly and transparently.
Our globally unique method calculates the optimum configuration of your products, and this can be proven mathematically.

Advantages

Using our method in combination with our software v.control, you can easily calculate the optimum product configuration for a particular purpose, and this can be proven mathematically. Regardless of whether manufacturing costs, weight, CO2 emissions or a different aspect is involved.

What is special about our solution is that all relevant concrete numbers and models in your company are included in the analysis. The result is the global optimum for your particular purpose, and this can be proven mathematically.

Example: Calculation of a fleet of vehicles with the lowest possible fuel consumption and with a predefined budget using our v.control software.

The product model, the cost model and the specified budget provide the basis for the calculations. The product configuration is to be optimized to achieve the lowest possible fuel consumption while at the same time taking the budget into account.
The result is a product configuration (or several) that offers the optimum solution for the particular purpose and which can be proved mathematically.

Procedure

Step 1: Data collection

All the relevant data is identified and collected.

Step 2: Data modeling

The data that has been collected is adapted for further processing in our software v.control. v.control then automatically aggregates the data in a product model (e.g. feature model).

Step 3: Data analysis

The integrated data analysis detects all problems and inconsistencies both in the feature model and in the data. In addition, the use of parts and components is examined and constructability validated. v.control provides you with active correction support by visualizing the problems and proposing solutions.

Step 4: Problem solving

Problems are corrected and analyzed again until no more problems occur. This provides you with a database that is 100% correct.

Step 5: Calculation

The criteria for optimization and any existing constraints are entered in v.control and the calculation started.
The result of the calculation is the optimum configuration for your particular purpose.