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Product Portfolio Management

One of Germany’s largest automobile manufacturers uses cplace to bring transparency to its multi-project management.

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Product Portfolio Management

Challenge

Up until 2016, the company used to coordinate its schedules and its engineering planning activities across the entire product portfolio using Excel spreadsheets. 

As a result, there were always two different planning statuses – a long-term plan and a decision status reflecting current decisions from committees and board meetings. Team members had to take every single change decision for the long-term plan from meeting minutes and transfer them into an Excel document, which resulted in a significant amount of extra manual work. 

cplace Solution

A German automobile manufacturer in the premium segment uses cplace for its strategic product portfolio management. The main focus of the application is the company’s production ramp-up management, which coordinates all activities from the first prototype through to series production. The ability to control interdependencies between several production ramp-ups effectively is crucial – letting too many variants of a model enter the market simultaneously should be avoided, while plants, Marketing and Sales should not be overburdened.

In a two-week Rapid Prototyping Project, collaboration Factory developed a solution prototype that reflects all vehicle projects and their interdependencies in a single data model using sophisticated visualizations.

Highlights

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Multi-project view in real time

24×7 transparency of the latest planning status

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Scenario management

Smart support for selecting the most efficient scenario

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Rapid Application Development

Flexible customization of the solution using No-Code, Low-Code and Pro-Code methods

Project Milestones

Q2/2016

Quick start

Launch of the Rapid Prototyping Project. A solution including the standard scope of cplace is created rapidly. 

2016/2017

Visualization and rules

Complex visualizations are created working together with GTV and NTT Data. Rules are implemented using cplaceJS.

2017

Workflows and interfaces

Mapping of workflows, visualization of complex interdependencies with LOOMEO, creation of interfaces.

From Q3/2018

 New projects

Additional projects are launched, several cplace instances are interlinked.

End of 2018

Optimized scenarios

The solution provides smart support as the company optimizes scenarios and reduces the number of variant ramp-ups.

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