Measure Modularity – KPIs for Successful Product Platforms

The other day I saw an excellent presentation about the Volkswagen Group 2030 strategy. The basis for the whole presentation was developing the SSP mechatronics platform and the E3 2.0 unified...
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From a Hardware-First to a Software-First Business

Manage the Transformation Through Software Modularization In today’s app-store-driven business environment, many traditional hardware companies find themselves in a position where their hardware...
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What is the Right Number of Variants for a Modular System?

How can Over-Specification of your Modular Products Reduce Complexity Cost?  Your different customers have different needs for the performance of a product, driven by their applications and...
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Methods for Modularization – Five Key Success Factors

For the vast majority of industries, companies want to deliver what their customers are asking for and at the same time achieve economy of scale at an optimal level of product complexity. Many...
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A Module is More Than a Geometrical Building Block

Modularization based on geometry – chopping up the product into building blocks based around a single function and on their position in relation to other modules – does not in itself fully drive...
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Evaluation of Online Product Configurators

Are Online Product Configurators of Today Delivering on the Value Promise of Increasing Sales Effectiveness? In an earlier blog post, Alex Ginsburg discussed the importance of understanding customer...
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Resilient Supply Chains: How Modularity Supports Agile and Flexible Supply Chains

Modular Systems Support Agile and Flexible Supply Chains In a recent Gartner survey, only 21% of respondents stated that they have a highly resilient network today, meaning good visibility and the...
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How to Amplify Sales of your Modular Products

Using CPQ Solutions and Online Product Configurators to Support your Sales Team In today’s digital age, even the sales of the most complex and expensive products are moving online. Modern sales tools...
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