PRODUCT CONFIGURATION

Produktkonfiguration - Technische Unternehmensberatung

PRODUCT CONFIGURATION – SYSTEMATIC USE OF YOUR EXPERTISE

We initiate a configuration project by, for example, taking a long, hard look at the processes and the product logic in a workshop together with sales, project planning and design staff.

SECURE PROCESSES AND FOCUSED KNOWLEDGE IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF YOUR PRODUCTS AND REDUCE COSTS

Experience shows that crucial knowledge in a company is often not written down, instead is known to a few people only:

  • Which branch of industry, which group of customers uses which products for which applications?
  • Which components, machines or plants?
  • Which parameters do my sales staff have to know in order to submit an initial offer – an offer that absorbs all risks?
  • How do I calculate my prices?
  • What should be standard in an offer, what can be optional? And what should be tailored to the customer?

FIRST OF ALL, PRODUCT CONFIGURATION MEANS QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS

What is the outcome of a configuration? An offer, a dimensioned or proposal drawing, product data sheets, operating characteristics, a neutral CAD model, a parts list or a work schedule? What requirements does the configurator have to fulfil? Who are the users today and tomorrow? Should the configurator run externally and offline or can the existing ERP system be used as a basis? What does a neutral, easily configurable product, project or plant structure look like? Which modules, subassemblies or parts can be described using which criteria and be made available in the configurator. In this phase we take on the role of an external facilitator who can – or rather must – question and scrutinise everything.

We then investigate the product logic and, together with the customer, construct a configurable, neutral product structure and classification system. That system contains all the relevant attributes and parameters. The content is fed into the future offer configurator, the product configurator or the ERP system (e.g. proALHPA, SAP, etc.).

PRODUCT CONFIGURATION – SOMETIMES THERE’S MORE TO IT

In your company, configuring a product might involve other areas. Depending on requirements, we can take on associated projects in CAD configuration, CAD automation or CRM integration. The same is true for mapping and integrating the configuration of parts lists and work schedules in your ERP system.

BESPOKE TRAINING COURSES ON YOUR PREMISES ARE EFFECTIVE

The better your employees can handle the new systems, the more positive are the effects of product configuration for your company. We therefore offer training courses with individual documentation which are carried out on your premises. We can also manage the applications if required.

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