Scaling of good designs
Platform design: standardization, modularization & commonalization
Scale improvements to yield greatest effect
RD8’s design principles lead to optimum designs and build on a scientific approach to describe each entity needed to scale designs.
Volume consolidation: how does standardization, modularization & commonalization drive cost reductions?
Why is it effective to scale solutions and how can Robust Design help you?
COMMONALIZATION & MODULARIZATION
Cost reductions by reuse save time and increase quality – if done in the right manner.
Defined (standardized) interfaces allow the creation of product modules that enables commonalization. Thus commonalization is not limited to modularization – using a platform to create multiple modules or products can be a strong driver for cost reductions. Examples of this can be one of VW’s platforms that can derive a VW UP! and a VW Passat (two different products) – or a coffee shop that can deliver a cafe latte, flat white, cappuccino, or cortado by mixing the same components in different quantities and consistency/texture.