Modular design & platforming

At a time when industrials have to offer more and more customization, while managing increasing regulatory complexity in an uncertain market environment, modular design and platforming are methods that aim to master this complexity while keeping control over costs and time-to-market

The objective of these approaches is to develop technical bricks or modules that can be combined to build a range of products covering all market needs. The products are ultimately based on a common platform and differentiating modules that manage diversity

Achieving the optimum between complexity, direct costs and development costs, and defining the right level of differentiation requires the use of a series of tools and methods.

IAC Partners has developed an expertise to reach this optimum, in particular by relying on the concepts of design-to-variety with players in the aerospace, energy, industrial equipment and health sectors, etc.:

  • Definition of the ambition: analysis of the drivers of technical complexity, definition of a cost ambition, time-to-market, target technical complexity with the management and the teams
  • Building specifications: Analysis of market segments, construction of product specifications
  • Definition of the modular architecture / platform: Definition of the different modules and the optimal diversity via design-to-variety
  • Prioritization of developments and design-to-cost of modules

In addition to visible gains on direct costs, indirect costs, development budgets and time-to-market, IAC Partners helps you instill in your teams a culture aimed at avoiding recreating diversity later on.

Tangible results at each mission

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July 20, 2022

Secure the development schedule of a new compressor

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Addressing a robust claim of 2M€ to the contractor of a structural work

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Regain competitiveness on a weapon system already in service

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Redesign the quality audit policy to improve the perceived value of products

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Transfer the entire production of electronic boards in a short period of time

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Reduce by 70% the number of references managed without reducing the variety of the offer of a hydraulic motor manufacturer

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Implement Design-To-Cost Methodology on the disposable card of a PCR testing instrument to reduce costs by 65%

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Reduce by 25% the execution process of a global inverter manufacturer

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Reduce CAPEX / OPEX / delays of a nuclear site decommissioning project by 20%.

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Carry out the competitiveness audit of the future participation of an investment fund in Due Diligence phase

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