Numerous use cases consistently show the laborious nature of handling multiple variants. No matter whether they include company processes affected by the variety of products, overflowing costs, or the incredible variety and complexity of data, the urgently required transparency in the variety of products seems to be unattainable. Where does one start? Where does the “thread” we can use to guide us begin?
The new MODULE F/V Release 14.0 allows for a systematic and complete display of your product program and is the first and indispensable step in defining improvement measures. The three main building blocks; product characteristics, feature tree and product types, of the clearly structured user interface as well as a proven methodological back bone lead you straight forward to the long needed insights about the structure of your product program.
Many cases and projects, including BMW, John Deere, and Bosch have shown that the use of the Complexity Manager MODULE F/V gives significant support when analyzing product variety both on planned and existing products. Necessary effort for gathering data and maintaining data quality for analysis is manageable and worthwhile.
Working with simulations and calculation routines, which are integrated elements of the Complexity Manager MODULE F/V program, helps to discover low running variants early enough to avoid “unnecessary” investments in tools, machinery or infrastructure, revealing that Variant Management is not a burden, it’s a story of success.
About Schuh & Company
Schuh & Company (schuh-group.com) focuses on providing solutions and methods for managing the ever-increasing complexity of today's enterprises products and processes. With this approach the company established itself as implementation-oriented problem solver in the industry. Today the company consists of about 40 people committed to ensure your company’s success through their work as strategy and organizational consultants, as well as management coaches.
Schuh & Company is headquartered in Aachen, Germany, with subsidiaries in St. Gallen, Switzerland (since 1991), and Atlanta, GA, USA (since 1997).