Increasingly, production strategies like Build-to-Order (BtO) are applied to enhance the flexibility of the production networks in automotive industries. Customize-to-Order (CtO) is a promising approach to avoid the efforts for coordination and control that result out of BtO. CtO builds on the transition from classical mechanical variants to software-based variety. CtO enhances not only the flexibility of companies and a lean order fulfilment process but supports the electrification of the powertrain by its focus on the replacement of mechanics by mechatronics.
At the conference, leading companies like Continental Automotive Systems and ZF Friedrichshafen AG provide insight in their approaches for the generation of variety by means of software instead of mechanics and for lean order fulfilment based on CtO.
December 14th 2010 (.ics)
Institutszentrum Stuttgart der Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft (IZS)
Nobelstraße 12, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany
The participation is free but limited due to room restrictions