APPLYING THE MULTIPLE DOMAIN MAPPING APPROACH TO VARIANT MANAGEMENT
As today’s markets show an increasing individualization, dynamics and diversity concerning the customers, different authors point out the relevance and challenge of efficient variant management. Accordingly to the different domains affected by the complexity of variant management, strategies to deal with this increasing complexity exist within domains such as engineering development, production, the organizational and the process domain. Companies lack the ability to enable transparency for the involved persons and gain overview over the complex interdependencies between those domains of variant management. The paper shows the adaptation of the multiple domain mapping approach to enable this holistic view on variant management.