Holistic integration of product, process and resources integration in the automotive industry using the example of car body design and production : product design, process modeling, IT implementation and potential benefits
Mbang Sama, Achille
To increase competitiveness and sustainability, automotive companies have to formulate new business strategies that improve the intelligence, flexibility and re-configurability of the product creation process. The goal is to introduce platforms in which each product is produced in a highly integrated and cost-efficient process. This thesis proposes a new comprehensive methodology based on intelligent features and template-based modeling using the example of car body modeling and manufacturing.