|XXL products, Production planning
|Maturity-based development policies for increasing logistics performance in production networks for the production of large-scale products (LORG)
|01.04.2011 – 31.03.2013
Publications about the project
The range of structure sizes for industrial products produced today is increasingly expanding. This trend is evident in both small-scale (e.g. semiconductor applications) and large-scale (e.g. wind turbine rotors) products. While definitions already exist for smaller scale device structures, the conceptual distinction between conventional large products and large scale products is currently insufficient. In this study, we present a potential basis for the definition of large scale products. To achieve this, we derive hypotheses and examine these in the context of an empirical study using the examples of several sample products. It is shown that the transition from conventional products to large scale products is characterized by a disproportionate increase in product costs due to the augmentation of a characteristic product feature. Eventually we derive a proposed definition which characterizes large scale products in the field of production engineering.
xxl-product, large-scale, xxl, definition
In general, XXL-Products consist of many different parts which are often individually produced using various manufacturing technologies. Companies collaborate in production networks while focusing on their core competencies. In order to realize an evaluation and improvement of the network’s logistical maturity level and thus the logistical efficiency, a maturity-level-based development guideline is needed.
supply chain management, supplier evaluation, production networks, logistical performance, maturity