Projekt ModSupport – Methodische Entwicklung eines innovativen Modulbaukastens für Aufzugsanlagen

DFX 2016: Proceedings of the 27th Symposium Design for X, 5-6 October 2016, Jesteburg, Germany

Year: 2016
Editor: Dieter Krause, Kristin Paetzold, Sandro Wartzack
Author: Gebhardt, Nicolas; Beckmann, Gregor; Lüsebrink, Sebastian; Fischer, Nikolai; Lutz, Hans Martin; Krause, Dieter
Series: DfX
Institution: Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg (1), Hans Lutz Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG (2)
Section: Keynote
Page(s): 003-014
ISBN: 978-3-946094-09-8


Many small and medium size enterprises (SME) successfully offer high product variety as a strategy to compete against bigger companies. The trend of globalisation with more emerging companies on the market fosters this further. This strategy often leads to an increased internal variety of components and processes with higher complexity costs, which finally outweigh the intended profits. Lutz Elevators solved this problem by new module kit elevators and a corresponding configure-to-order process. Development and implementation of the modular product structures and processes were undertaken in the joint research project ModSupport with the Institute of Product Development and Mechanical Engineering Design at the Hamburg University of Technology. This paper gives a conclusion on the project case.

Keywords: Modularization, Product development processes, Methods, Tools

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