Vulcan

Variant Management

Less care, more benefits

Efficiency through sustainable variant management

Software for the recognition, planning and the use of Variants

Different countries and markets demand different product specifications due to legal requirements, cultural, political or economic differences.

Customers are increasingly relying on strongly design-oriented and individualised products. Buyers of these products formulate different functional requirements. Trends are no longer sustainable but are subject to permanent change. New technical knowledge and techniques are driving new product and development.

These are just few of the challenges the manufacturers are facing in the view of offering a wide variety of individual products at a competitive price.

However, experience has shown that, an increasing number of variants does not develop proportionally with sales growth; rather, massive cost increases result from increasing complexity along the process chain and coordination expenses.

To remain competitive, procedures and tools are needed to help in avoiding the expensive parallel development of many similar products.

We support you with a sustainable variant management.

In the first step, we understand the analysis of the part of your ERP or PDM system by means of our “variance analyser”, which is the automatic part groups generator.

Our “part-specifier” helps to plan the variance of our own products.

The “product configurator” ensures a consistent production of even complex products. In addition, specific prices and costs can be calculated, in order to understandably get a quick offer.

Vulcan is not just a system of experts for experts, but a component of the mass customisation concept, which integrates customers into the process. The customer can select the appropriate option values for him to independently generate an individual product.

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The advantages

For the Management

Innovative power and creativity
Customers become more sophisticated and want to know their desires for individuality and high flexibility. Vulcan helps to master the product complexity and diversity of variants, both during the production process and the order fulfillment, in order to concentrate on value-added activities.

Customer satisfaction
Generally speaking, thinking in relation to customer’s business models requires a very early involvement of future product users. Vulcan supports the digital integration of future product or service users into the design, configuration and production process to avoid product flop or marketing woe.

Efficiency enhancement
Certainly, offers can be created quickly and reliably while reaction times and complaints rates are reduced; which will save time and money.

 

For business operation

Speed
We will equip you with fast and rapid exchange of information with up-stream and down-stream systems through business process integration.

Planning tools
We rendered a plan of comprehensive tool for the analysis of the part master, planning of the product variants, price and cost calculation.

Usability
The vulcan interface is easy and simple to use.

 

For IT

Simplicity
It has low cost of installation and operation.

Integrity
Similarly, data exchange with data transfer systems via various interface formats is possible.

Extensibility
It is functionally extensible through the development based ClassiX architecture

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