CHALLENGES IN IMPLEMENTING MODULE AND PLATFORM STRATEGIES IN PLANT ENGINEERING COMPANIES

DS 84: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2016 14th International Design Conference

Year: 2016
Editor: Marjanovic Dorian, Storga Mario, Pavkovic Neven, Bojcetic Nenad, Skec Stanko
Author: Weidmann, D.; Chucholowski, N.; Lindemann, U.
Series: DESIGN
Section: DESIGN PROCESSES
Page(s): 1427-1434

Abstract

Modularization and platform strategies are a more and more important aspect in plant engineering. In contrast to series product engineering, plant engineering is characterized by individual customer requirements for each particular sold product. The implementation of such a strategy is a big challenge itself. Exemplary reasons are extensive restructuring activities in organization and processes. This contribution focuses on challenges during the implementation of a module and platform strategy derived from observations in a German medium-sized plant engineering company.

Keywords: platform strategies, plant engineering, challenge

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