No standard solutions, please – modularization for small lot sizes

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Building bricks – large and small ones, narrow and broad ones, tall and flat ones. We’ve all been familiar with them since our childhood days. And the things we were able to build with them. Houses, garages, castles, towers and cars – the bricks, always the same, were used with different approaches. In manufacturing engineering, this kind of building block concept is called modularization. The idea is to split the customers’ demand in such “bricks” that the replication rate increases, a higher number of possible varieties comes into play (adaptability) and, at the same time, the costs per “brick” and the related research and development costs decrease. Weiterlesen