To improve competitiveness, the historically grown processes and the product and semi-finished product portfolio were to be analyzed and optimized. This included the definition, categorization and optimization of future portfolios based on market needs and volumes as well as standardization of semi-finished product dimensions and the value chain by means of meaningful clustering.

Objective

Objective

  • Improvement of competitiveness by means of variant optimization in the manufacturing process including optimization of the semi-finished product / product portfolio  

Approach

Approach

  • Optimization of the semi-finished product / product portfolio from market point of view
  • Reduction of unnecessary variance by means of standardization of manufacturing processes incl. stability / cost effectiveness
  • Improvement of knowledge management for best practice sharing in the global network

Results

Results

  • Concepts and options for sustainable implementation of variant management with regard to the semi-finished product / product portfolio and the associated manufacturing processes
  • Significant improvement of global competitiveness

Contact

Stephan Schittny, Ph.D.
+49 241 51031 0

stephan.schittny@schuh-group.com


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