PRODUCT CONFIGURATION

Produktkonfiguration - Technische Unternehmensberatung

PRODUCT CONFIGURATION – SYSTEMATIC USE OF YOUR EXPERTISE

PRODUCT CONFIGURATION: USING KNOW-HOW WITH A SYSTEM

Product configuration is a paradigm shift. Instead of copying the "as is", calculations, quotations, CAD models, drawings, parts lists or routings are generated on the basis of order-neutral template and master structures. I.e. by means of a stored logic or several rules these neutral templates are individually customized. This has the advantage that the results are always correct, contain no errors and the time required is reduced by factors. 

Therefore, standardization and automation effects are often mentioned as goals of product configuration, whether in sales, project planning, construction, production or service. The aim is also to achieve the associated data consistency between the IT systems from the inquiry to the service.

THE RIGHT CONFIGURATOR FOR THE RIGHT USE CASE

Since the configuration solutions have to be selected and aligned individually depending on the organizational structure, product, process and IT systems, at the beginning of a configuration project we jointly define the exact objective, alignment and task.

PICTURES SAY MORE THAN A THOUSAND WORDS

Mature standard configuration solutions already allow orientation from the user's point of view with subsequent configuration and quotation generation on the web or offline - possibly with integrated design and calculation. The customer-specific variant is impressively presented online at runtime as a 3D representation on the web, whether component, machine or entire plant.

WITHOUT DATA BREAKS BETWEEN SALES, DESIGN AND PRODUCTION

Order processing can be based directly on the sales department's quotation data - without interface losses. Depending on the adaptation requirements, preconfigured solutions can still be adapted in the CAD-PDM engineering environment incl. duplicate check, or new articles can be created in the ERP system. This is followed by the conversion of the design BOM or the automated generation of the order BOM and the production drawings.

PRODUCT CONFIGURATION - WE SUPPORT YOU STEP BY STEP - UP TO THE TARGET LINE

We work with selected standard solutions and established partners,whether web product catalog, quotation configuration / CPQ (Sales Automation), CAD configuration (Design Automation) with 3D CAD model, bill of material and drawing generation or ERP bill of material and work plan configuration.

If desired, we can create an initial Proof Of Concept (POC) or a configuration prototype for you. With many of our customers, however, we also go the whole way from analysis and conception, through implementation and realization, to training and going live.  

... AND ACCELERATE THE PROJECT WITH TARGETED SERVICES

Depending on the requirements, we take over content-related topics such as

  • the standardization and structuring of products 
  • the definition and modification of processes 
  • the analysis and documentation of product knowledge 
  • the cleansing of master data 
  • the development of finding systems 
  • the structure of CAD model masters 
  • the mapping of the rules and regulations in the configurator 
  • or the integration of adjacent areas such as web, CRM, design and calculation, PDM or ERP.

We look forward to receiving your enquiry.

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DLP Engineers GmbH
Plathnerstraße 5
D-30175 Hannover

+49 (0) 511 982 492 - 10

info@dlp-engineers.de

 

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