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Optimizing product models

How to find the optimum product model for your purpose

The steadily increasing number of product variants is leading to a steady increase in costs and time expenditures in development, production and sales. What can you do to counteract this? Reduce your costs and shorten your development cycles – with our innovative method for the strategic optimization of your product models.

Our globally unique method calculates the optimum product model, and this can be proven mathematically.

Using our method in combination with our software v.control, you can easily calculate the optimum product model for a particular purpose, and this can be proven mathematically. Regardless of whether the reuse of parts, production costs, warehousing costs or the development of new product variants 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 which 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 which can be proven mathematically.

Example: Optimization of the product model in line with customer demand

The product model, the cost model and the sales figures provide the basis for the calculations. The product model is to be optimized in line with customer demand while at the same time reducing costs, i.e. increasing profits.

The result is a product model that offers the optimum solution for the particular purpose, and this can be proved mathematically. Using our method, a renowned customers was able to reduce costs by 25% compared with the method previously used.

Procedure

Step 1: Data collection

All the relevant data is identified and collected.

Step 2: Data modeling

The data that has been collected is automatically adapted in a feature model for further processing in our software v.control.

Step 3: Data analysis

The integrated data analysis detects all problems and inconsistencies both in the product 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: Optimization

During optimization, optimization potential is identified on the basis of the product model, for example with regard to the reuse of parts, production costs, warehousing costs or the development of new product variants.
You adapt the product model based on the optimization until no more optimization potential can be identified.