Modelled scenario examples for planning and execution processes
In this chapter scenarios demonstrating the planning and execution processes within a pure build-to-order production network will be explained. The model uses demand data provided by industry and taken from a real car's lifecycle, projected forwards to the years 2015 to 2022. All scenarios modelled are based on a specific product structure for a modular car. The product structure is broken down into defined modules such as the engine, the front, the door and the modular cockpit. The modules come in different variants and consist of different BTO parts sourced through the supply chain. Within the given time period it is assumed that all variants of the product structure remain available to the final customer after they are launched. The model scenarios presented show how the network tools respond to demand and capacity requests within the supply chain. Automated reconfiguration and capacity allocation are used to ensure vehicles can be delivered to customers within 5 days.